Mt. Zion Faculty Mentoring Program
The DGIM faculty development and faculty mentoring programs consist of several inter-related programs and activities that aim to enhance the careers and professional development of DGIM faculty.
Career Mentoring Program
Mentoring is vitally important for faculty at all levels. Junior faculty, in particular, benefit from "Career Mentoring". All DGIM faculty members who have not yet attained Associate status are paired with a DGIM faculty mentor for ongoing career guidance and mentoring. All junior faculty are expected to meet with their career mentor at least twice per year to discuss issues such as advancement and promotion, career guidance, setting appropriate professional and personal goals, and to help facilitate scholarly activities. A synopsis of the expectations of mentors and mentees is listed below:
Expectations of Mentees
- Arrange to meet with mentor at least twice per year.
- Mentees should prepare an updated CV and Individual Development Plan (IDP) to be reviewed by their mentor at least one week prior to each meeting (see the UCSF Faculty Mentoring Program website for an IDP and other mentoring resources.
- Mentees should be aware of where they are in the promotion/merit cycle so that they can put together a promotion package and updated CV in a timely manner. Jon Rueter can provide you with this information.
Expectations of Mentors
- Career mentors are expected to meet with mentees at least twice per year. (Research mentoring meetings will take place far more frequently). These meetings will generally be initiated by the mentee, but the mentor is also responsible for ensuring that a meeting takes place on schedule.
- Availability for urgent situations that come up.
- Mentors are expected to review all relevant material (e.g. CV, promotion package, IDP, etc...) prior to the meeting.
- Along with mentees, mentors are responsible for making sure that their mentees have prepared a promotion and merit package at least one month before the deadline; they should review the package before passing it on to the division chief.
- Mentors should help mentees set appropriate professional goals and to advise them of what the specific expectations are for promotion in their particular academic series.
- Mentors should encourage and help facilitate scholarly activities for their mentees. These may include co-authorship on articles, introduction to key local and national figures in their mentees' areas of interest, and advice on putting together programs at meetings such as SGIM.
For more information contact the DGIM Mentoring Facilitator, Michael Rabow, MD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual Development Plan Form
The UCSF Faculty Development Program, Individual Development Plan can be downloaded here. The Individual Development Plan Form should be updated semi-annually and given to the mentor before a mentoring session.
Resources for Faculty Development
- The UCSF Faculty Mentoring Program
Guidelines, resources, events, and testimonials.
- Academy of Medical Educators faculty development
Resources for improving teaching skills including a peer mentoring program which offers teaching observation and feedback services.
- The Academic Affairs home page
Information for clinicians, researchers, and educators. Resources about appointment and advancement, living in the Bay Area, and workshops.
- The UCSF CTSI /Training and Development
Resources through the CTSI program for teaching, funding, and advancement.
- The UCSF Office of Career and Professional Development
Job search strategies, grant writing resources, career counseling, and book resources.
- School of Medicine Office of Medical Education
Medical training programs, clinical skills building resources, medical education reports, and announcements.
- UCSF Academy of Medical Educators
Innovations awards and funding, teaching resources, calls for abstracts for medical education meetings.
- Professional development for clinical researchers
London Deanery site with resources.