The “Mapping your way” project aims to help you think and strategically guide your academic and professional path from an early stage, so that you are successful in the transition to the labour market, especially in a highly competitive and uncertain environment
Who is it for?
O “Mapping your way” destina-se a estudantes do Mestrado Integrado em Medicina, da Licenciatura em Ciências da Nutrição e de outros Mestrados da FMUL.
Why it matters… Thinking about the future and the career?
"He who doesn't know what he is looking for, doesn't know when he finds it!". The same applies to those who don't know what resources they have, who don't know how far they can go, and how to apply these resources and develop others that may constitute a competitive advantage in the transition to the labour market.
The construction of a career plan is a continuous project, done throughout your life, since both you and your surroundings are in continuous change and transformation. The construction of this career project aligned with who you are, with your interests, values... will help you to give meaning to what you do, which will play an important role in your well-being and your success in the labour market.
In “Mapping your way” you will have the opportunity to work in a team with the coach in the construction of your life/career project. It will help you to know yourself better and to be able to draw a vision for the future, to invest in your abilities and skills and to direct your efforts in this direction, so that you feel more prepared for this transition to the labour market.
Therefore, at "Mapping your way" we will:
...promote the development of your employability and active job search tools;
... help you to think and design your career, making more informed decisions, based on self-knowledge, on the continuous development of essential skills for the labour market, on the search for adequate information and on the exploration of career possibilities, in articulation with Mentoring 2.0;
... help in creating your personal brand and value proposal for the labour market.
What support can you get?
Counselling / Career Development Support
What is it?
• Sessions on vocational and career decision making and/or career management;
• Support in writing motivational letters, CV discussion, search and selection of further education opportunities during the course and continued education after graduation.
These sessions could be for you if you are looking to...
• Rethinkand re-evaluate your academic and/or professional paths.
• (Re)discover new formative and/or career opportunities.
• Work on the construction of your life/career project.
• To boost your resources and essential skills for the job market.
• Develop your employability tools.
How does the process work?
Sessions are custom designed for you. We may, therefore, only have a more occasional consultancy session or initiate a personal career management process. This will be assessed/defined in the initial session.
The sessions last approximately 60 minutes and, in situations where personality and/or other questionnaires are applied, they can last up to 90 minutes.
The initial session aims to get to know you better, your interests, your characteristics, competences and path developed so far, as well as future prospects.
Across the board, the consulting/career management sessions aim to provide a safe space in which you can, with the psychologist as facilitator and team member, *reflect on the content of your decisions, fears and doubts at this level; *increase the knowledge you have about yourself, in terms of your preferences, values and objectives; *make a self-determined decision; *develop career adaptability skills and *have support in articulating with other academy projects that can help meet your needs (e.g. mentoring 2.0, job talks).
Who provides the support?
Psychologist with advanced specialization in Vocational and Career Development Psychology, integrated in the Student Support Office (GAE).
Where will it take place?
Sessions can take place online, face-to-face or in a mixed format.
How can you book your place?
Fill in the Registration Form for "Counselling - Career Management".
Do you have any questions?
Contact us by email
Consiste num grupo de discussão de casos com o objetivo de promover uma melhor relação entre médico-paciente.
Estudantes dos anos clínicos do Mestrado integrado em Medicina da FMUL (4.º ao 6.º ano)
A tua participação no grupo implica:
- Realização de entrevista individual prévia ao início do grupo.
- Serão ao todo 10 sessões ao longo do ano académico, com periodicidade média quinzenal (início no 2.º semestre)
- A atribuição de certificado implica uma assiduidade não inferior a 75% do tempo de duração do grupo.
- Pré-inscrições: 24 de outubro a 24 de novembro de 2022
- Entrevistas individuais (30 min): a ser agendada entre os meses de dezembro e janeiro
- Início do grupo: 2.º semestre
- Data/Horário: 5.ªs feiras, das 16h às 18h | Periodicidade quinzenal | Grupo semi-aberto
- Modalidade: 1.ª e última sessão em regime presencial | Restantes sessões: em regime híbrido e acordadas entre o grupo
Pré-inscrição aqui (inscrições encerradas)
Fica a conhecer mais acerca do Grupo Balint
O que é um Grupo Balint?
O Grupo Balint é um espaço de aprendizagem e treino sobre a relação médico-doente, baseado na discussão de casos clínicos dos próprios membros do grupo. Além de um ou dois facilitadores, cada grupo inclui 8-12 membros e reúne a cada 2 semanas.
Como surgiram os Grupos Balint?
Na década de 1950, em Londres, o psiquiatra e psicanalista Michael Balint deu início a seminários de treino em psicologia para médicos de clínica geral. O seu trabalho continuou ao longo de vários anos, com formação também de facilitadores e abertura de mais grupos, incluindo em Faculdades de Medicina. Desde então, foram criadas sociedades Balint para acreditação de facilitadores, primeiro no Reino Unido e depois um pouco por todo o mundo.
Quais as vantagens de pertencer a um GB?
Permitir-te-á refletir, com a ajuda do Grupo, sobre a relação com os doentes com que vais contactando nos vários estágios. Este trabalho permite uma compreensão mais profunda dos doentes, de ti próprio, da tua capacidade empática e do manejo terapêutico da relação com os teus doentes.
Como funciona uma sessão?
Em cada sessão, são apresentados dois casos, cada um seguido de discussão pelos membros do grupo.
Quais são as regras?
Para que o Grupo funcione, os membros comprometem-se a garantir confidencialidade sobre o que for discutido e o respeito pela privacidade dos colegas, bem como a serem pontuais e assíduos ao Grupo. A formação em Grupo Balint é certificada mediante presença em pelo menos 75% das sessões e apresentação dum caso.
Qual é o horário e frequência? Quem pode inscrever-se?
O Grupo Balint vai reunir a partir de fevereiro, a cada 2 semanas, à quinta-feira, das 16:30 às 18:30, durante 10 sessões consecutivas. Neste momento, podem inscrever-se alunos de Medicina nos anos clínicos, do 4º ao 6º ano.
Quem são os facilitadores?
● Nuno Florêncio é médico especialista em MGF desde 2014, psicoterapeuta de orientação psicodinâmica pela Sociedade Portuguesa de Grupanálise e membro da The Balint Society (UK).
● Margarida Sousa Silva está a terminar o Internato da Especialidade de MGF e é membro dum Grupo Balint desde 2020.
Ambos são membros do Grupo de Estudos de Saúde Mental da Associação Portuguesa de Medicina Geral e Familiar e farão supervisão do grupo com um membro da The Balint Society.
Se quiseres saber mais sobre os Grupos Balint, podes consultar:
● The Balint Society (website)
● Balint, M. ( 1957) The doctor, his patient and the illness. London. Pitman Medical. 2nd edition (1964, reprinted 1986) Edinburgh. Churchill Livingstone
Qualquer questão que tenhas contacta-nos através do endereço eletrónico firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letter of Interest Checklist
The motivation letter is often underestimated and sometimes forgotten.
Through what is written there, the assessor will learn some things about you!
Are you struggling with your CV? We give you a checklist to make sure your CV is communicating your difference.
If you are a student of MIM and LCN at FMUL, contact us if you want to get a second opinion about your CV.
Other Activities & News
O Mapping Your Way juntou-se à Bayer, para providenciar uma tarde única aos estudantes da FMUL a 12 de outubro.
Para além de ficares a conhecer mais sobre a empresa, conhecer os seus valores, terás a possibilidade de ouvir as experiências das equipas que fazem a instituição, nomeadamente, a equipa médica, e fortalecer o teu networking.
Não podes perder esta oportunidade!
Inscrições estão abertas até dia 5 de outubro
“Off Tracks": because there is not only one way
18 to 29 April 2022
"Do you feel lost as to what career choices to make? Do you like so many areas, it's hard to imagine yourself on a single path? Do you want to understand more about the good and the not so good of each speciality? Do you get nervous every time you have a job interview and want to know what to do and what not to do, and most of all how to show your potential?"
With these questions we invite students of the Faculty of Medicine to join this event, an official partner of the European Vocational Skills Week.
“Off tracks” is a joint initiative of the “Mapping Mentoring 2.0” Project and “Mapping Your Way”, of the GAE, which aims to empower future healthcare professionals to cope with an uncertain, complex, and constantly changing environment, thinking, and strategically guiding their academic and professional path and developing key skills such as adaptability.
The following activities took place between 18 and 29 April:
Job shadowing (students had the opportunity to accompany a mentor in their professional activity) and Distance Mentoring (clarification of questions related to the specialities through a Zoom meeting), in the specialities:
- General Surgery | Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery | Dermatology and Venereology | Infectious Diseases | Gastroenterology | Immunohemotherapy | General and Family Medicine | Intensive Care Medicine | Internal Medicine | Ophthalmology | Clinical Pathology
New thematic workshops are planned for October, on job interview and professional identity.
Learn more at European Vocational Skills Week
“Thinking about the future and the career...” | "Mapping your way” Project Launch
9 december 2021
"Thinking about the future and career... because there is not only one path and adaptability is the key", was the motto of this event.
From different perspectives, it was reinforced the importance of reflecting on the issues of future and career, betting on building a career that combines skills, interests, personal values, tailor-made but without haste, taking advantage of opportunities and betting on a continuous opening to development and learning, cementing our personal brand and professional identity.
In the programme you can get to know each of the speakers.
- Self-knowledge, personal brand, and professional identity are fundamental elements, which must be developed.
- In addition to know-how, the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams and adaptability are highly valued by companies and assessors at the time of recruitment.
- The professional path may be tailor-made, aligned with our interests, but this path still has doubts. Therefore it is important to try out various activities / contact with different experiences... Having a restless / curious mind, "wanting to know different" are driving forces in overcoming obstacles, as is having a proactive attitude.
- It is essential to learn to deal with error and failure and to develop our problem-solving strategies in a creative way, finding solutions to the situations that will systematically be placed before us.
- Talking about a career is talking about a path... and on this path it is important not to lose focus on what is really important, always enjoying the journey and the lessons learnt, in good company.
Selection of Candidates for the "Medicina + Perto" Project – Mozambique 2022
November and December 2021
As in the previous edition, we collaborated in the 2nd selection phase of 35 candidates for the "Medicina + Perto – Moçambique 2022" (MMP: Mz) project, consisting of individual interviews and group dynamics, which took place throughout the month of November and December 2021. In all, 22 candidates were selected, who went on to other phases of training / selection, before moving on to field work.
MMP: Mz is an international volunteering project of the Students Association of the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon (AEFML), which aims to train, empower, develop and improve the quality of life of the target population in Mozambique, acting mainly in the area of healthcare.
Considering the objectives of GAE, of “Mapping your way” programme and the motto of MMP: Mz, which is based on the fundamental idea that healthcare professionals who are more humane and aware of different realities of the world will also be better able to respond appropriately to the clinical and social challenges that they will face throughout their professional lives, it was a pleasure to have once again collaborated with this project.
Learn more about the project https://www.aefml.pt/mmpmz
“In search of a compass and/or map...”
The article "SimplesMENTE" of November 2021 (no. 10) dealt with the theme "In search of a compass and/or map... THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE AND THE CAREER". You can read the article here
Focus group: knowledge for better intervention
July to September 2021
With the aim of getting to know in order to better intervene within the new area – Mapping your way, which aims to empower students to be successful in the transition to the labour market, 3 focus groups were held between July and September 2021, bringing together different medical and nutrition professionals, as well as final-year students, with a total of 22 participants.
These focus groups aimed at listening to the difficulties perceived by the participants in the transition to the labour market, as well as the essential skills to be worked on throughout the university career, as they help to ensure future professional success and excellence. The considerations gathered here were fundamental to adjust the interventions/actions planned within the scope of “Mapping your way”.
In the focus group for the area of nutrition, which took place on 26 June, we had the participation of Dr. Joana Sousa (FMUL), Dr. João Vasques (FMUL), Dr. Gabriela Ribeiro (Champalimaud Foundation); Dr. Sofia Charneca and Dr. Beatriz Ferreira (FMUL), concluding their professional internship, and the final-year students: Catarina Domingues and Sara Lopes
In the focus groups aimed at the area of medicine and held on 29 June and 15 September, we can count on the participation of the following physicians and/or teachers: Dr. Diogo Medina, Dr. Afonso Oliveira, Dr. Sofia Barreira, Dr. Teresa Valido, Dr. Catarina Correia, Dr. Nuno Gaibino, Dr. Filipa Lança, Dr. Miguel Bigotte Vieira; Dr. Catarina Reis, Dr. Cláudia Faria, Dr. Margarida Borges, Dr. Rui Tato Marinho. We also had the participation of José Rodrigues, João Lopes and Estela Flambó and indirect contributions from other students belonging to the pedagogical council.