Mentoring Program

Department of Medicine

The Department of Medicine takes faculty mentoring very seriously. It is a critical aspect of professional development of faculty in all missions of academic medicine. 

Formal establishment of a Mentor relationship is required for newly appointed Assistant Professors within three months of their appointment, and ongoing mentoring activity is required for all Assistant Professors. Establishing a mentor is strongly encouraged for all other junior faculty (Instructors and Sr. Instructors), but not required.

Mentoring Program Requirements:

  • Required of all Assistant Professors at the University and affiliate institutions
  • Identify a primary mentor within 90 days of Assistant Professor start date
    • A mentoring team in addition to a primary mentor is optional, but highly recommended
  • Upon identifying a mentor, an online Mentor Identification Form must be submitted to the Faculty Advancement Office
  • Two online Mentor Progress Reports documenting mentor meetings submitted to the Faculty Advancement Office each calendar year

Mentoring Program Resources:

Ava Russell, Administrative Coordinator,

Mentoring Resources:

DOM Junior Faculty Mentor Program (JUMP) - Designed for junior faculty who are about to start or would like to become a first time mentor. This program provides strategies and guidance to junior faculty and prepares them for the unique challenges they face when asked by students, residents, and fellows to assume a mentoring role. Questions: Greg Austin, MD,

School of Medicine CO-Mentor Program Designed for faculty who have served as mentors for years, but have never had any formal training. The program targets mentor/mentee pairs and intends to enhance their mentorship relationship through a variety of evidence-based strategies.