The Junior Trainee Mentorship Scheme (JTMS) by aesthetic training provider Interface Aesthetics completed its final Mentorship Day for its first cohort.
The scheme, created in January 2021 by Interface Aesthetics director, and oral and maxillofacial surgery registrar Mr James Olding, was created to help junior health professionals gain training in aesthetics.
As the first cohort nears the end of its course this autumn, each mentee will meet with one scheme mentor to devise a PDP and plan the next stage of training, which means for undergraduates to move to the next stage of JTMS Mentorship (JTMS Advanced). For those registered with the GMC, GDC and NMC, they will decide when to embark on postgraduate training. Mr Olding states that all pathways lead to the Ofqual-regulated, JCCP-approved Level 7 Diploma (VTCT).
The scheme has more than 50 mentees and is expected to grow further, recruiting from the penultimate year of study through to postgraduates across medicine, dentistry and nursing.
Olding mentions that, “Creating a clear and structured pathway into aesthetics
for health professionals is a major objective of the JTMS. This is something
that simply doesn’t exist currently. We have also made the scheme more
accessible; in addition to being non-profit, we are creating a monthly
subscription fee for the cohorts commencing in 2022.”