Faculty Affairs


One of the strongest predictors of professional success is whether someone has a mentor. Each department has a mentoring program, and COM programs include Faculty Fellows Mentoring Program, designed to increase engagement, retention and promotion of diverse faculty members, and the Mentoring Societies Program, designed around mutual interests of a junior faculty member and a senior mentoring facilitator. Learn about departmental mentoring programs and COM resources for faculty seeking a mentor, as well as for mentors and departments interested in developing or improving a mentorship program. Several of our outstanding faculty mentors have been honored with the College of Medicine Mentoring Awards.

References to further resources

Academic Mentoring – How to Give It and How to Get It. Allan S. Detsky, MD, PhD,
FRCPC and Mark Otto Baerlocher, MD. May 16, 2007, JAMA, Volume 297, No. 19. Available online at http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=207046

Deriving Competencies for Mentors of Clinical and Translational Scholars. Zainab Abedin, MPH, Ewilina Biskup, MD, Karin Sildet, MA, Jane M. Garbutt, MD, Kurt Kroenke, MD, Mitchell D. Feldman, MD, Richard McGee, Jr., PhD, Michael Fleming, MD, and Harold Alan Pincus, MD. June 2012, Clinical and Translational Science, Volume 5, No. 3. Available online at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3476465

Nature’s Guide for Mentors, by Adrian Lee, Carina Dennis and Philip Campbell, June 14, 2007, NATURE, Volume 447. Available online at http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v447/n7146/full/447791a.html

Looking for a mentor?

Each academic department has its own mentoring plan.

Resources for mentors and departments

To facilitate development and improvement of departmental mentoring programs, the Dean’s Council on Faculty Affairs created the following resources.