For the mentorship component of the program, participants will be separated into groups of 3-5 people and paired with a mentor according to their interests. The mentors are Brazilian PhD students and post-docs conducting research at Yale University who will, in an informal setting, mediate discussions and exchange experiences with participants.
There will be a total of five formal meetings throughout the ten month period. Four of them will happen on Saturdays from 10:30 to 12:00 PM (Brasília time). The meeting topics include journal clubs with invited authors, graduate school application and challenges, preparation to the Seminars in Biomedical Sciences, and others. Furthermore, our mentors will provide a weekend Q & A session, in which the mentees can schedule a one-on-one meeting to talk about a topic of their choice.