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As a faculty mentor, there are many resources and activities at your disposal to foster a strong relationship with your junior faculty member.

Faculty Mentoring Committee Activity

  • The faculty member will meet with the entire mentoring committee a minimum of once annually (more often as needed).
  • One member of the committee will be designated as the primary mentor and will be responsible for meeting regularly with the faculty member. The frequency of these meetings will vary according to the faculty member’s needs and mission focus.
  • The faculty member will provide the mentoring group with both short-term and long-term goals on an annual basis. The committee will be expected to provide appropriate feedback via the Mentoring Committee Report Form.

Provide Written Feedback

The faculty member will receive written feedback after each committee meeting. The faculty member should provide a copy of the report to the Division Chief and the Mentoring Program Coordinator. These reports will be requested each year (typically by October 1) and will serve as part of the documentation of faculty performance during annual faculty reviews.

Additional Resources for Mentors:

UNC Center for Faculty Excellence mentoring page

Selected Mentoring Literature

  1. Ludwig S, Stein REK. Anatomy of mentoring. J Pediatr 2008;152:151-2.
  2. Jackson VA et al. “Having the right chemistry”: a qualitative study of mentoring in academic medicine. Acad Med 2003;78:328-334.
  3. Pololi L, Knight S. Mentoring faculty in academic medicine. A new paradigm? J Gen Intern Med 2005;20:866-870.
  4. Sambunjak D et al. Mentoring in academic medicine. A systematic review. JAMA 2006;296:1103-1115.
  5. Detsky AS, Baerlocher MO. Academic mentoring – how to give it and how to get it. JAMA 2007;297:2134-2136.
  6. Johnson WB, Ridley CR. The elements of mentoring. Palgrave Macmillan 2004. New York, NY.
  7. Zerzan JT et al. Making the most of mentors: a guide for mentees. Acad Med 2009;84:140-144.
  8. Leier CV et al. Selecting a mentor: a guide for residents, fellows, and young physicians. Am J Med 2011;124:893-895.
  9. Tobin MJ. 2004. Mentoring: seven roles and some specifics. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 170: 114-7
  10. Tsen LC et al. The development, implementation, and assessment of an innovative faculty mentoring leadership program. Acad Med 2012; 87:1-5.
  11. Tillman RE et al. Policies, activities, and structures supporting research mentoring: a national survey of academic health centers with clinical and translational science awards. Acad Med 2013:88:90-96.
  12. How to Succeed in Academics (Linda L. McCabe, Edward R. B. McCabe. Academic Press, 2000