What is Included in the IBCLC Pathway 3 Global Mentorship Program?
Our program includes virtual ‘face-to-face’ supervision and timely text-based mentorship for the required 500 of clinical hours. We are leveraging our state-of-the-art telesimulation program to ensure that each student in our Global Mentorship program completes 100+ hours of live clinical skills training with standardized patients.
We plan to launch the first cohort of the program in mid-to-late August of 2021. The LiquidGoldConcept program will focus on training students in common-yet-complex issues they are likely to encounter working with mothers/parents in perinatal clinical settings. Students will first complete 103 hours of independent study modules and 36 clinically-rigorous telesimulations with standardized patients to work through a range of perinatal, clinical lactation, and pediatric case scenarios, earning a certificate as an Advanced Lactation Specialist upon completion. Students will then be mentored to establish themselves as lactation support professionals in their respective communities by growing their own practice made up of expecting and postpartum clients/patients. Their MD/IBCLC, RN/IBCLC, and private-practice IBCLC mentors will support them on a weekly basis for up to 12 months to ensure that students are growing their clinical documentation and presentation skills alongside their lactation management expertise.