‘Yarning about Mentoring’
AIDA talks to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students

AIDA produced this video in collaboration with the 2016 AIDA Student Representative Committee (SRC) to reflect on the importance of mentoring in supporting medical students navigate some of the challenges and barriers of university and medical school. The SRC talked to the AIDA Secretariat about the value of mentoring in finding common ground between themselves and people who could guide them through their studies; feeling a sense of belonging with a wider community and network; and the many ways in which mentoring can help medical students get through the ‘bad days’.

AIDA recognises that mentoring is a life-long experience, that supports our members throughout the many and varied stages of their career development through education, training and workforce. This was a good opportunity to engage some of the future Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctor workforce to talk about the importance of mentoring in their own experience of education, learning and professional development. AIDA would like to thank the participants for sharing their stories and agreeing to be a part of this project.

For further information on the AIDA Mentoring Program, please contact or phone the AIDA Secretariat on (02) 6273 5013.