Mentoring is a key initiative of UMMS and there are both ongoing mentoring programs as well as aides to help you establish a mentoring program within your Program, Department, or Division. Mentoring is very important to our faculty—as evidenced by the UMass Worcester Mentoring Survey completed in 2012. Making sure that every faculty member has a mentor or is part of a mentoring program if they want one—throughout their career path—will make sure our faculty can achieve their best work and UMMS can be the leader that it should and must be for the future of the health of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and beyond.
We have included resources in this tab to make you aware of the existing programs as well as provide templates and examples from programs across UMMS that can help you design a tailored program for your Program, Department or Division or redesign a program that is not quite meeting the needs of the faculty.
What are the existing programs that support different types of mentoring within UMMS?
Are there templates or other tools that I can use to assess and develop a program?
On an individual level:
On a group level:
- Survey tools
- Design tools for outlining a mentoring plan
General Mentoring Program information:
- Sambujak D, Straus SE, Marusic A. Mentoring in academic medicine: a systematic review. JAMA 2006 296(9): 1103-15.
- Cain, JM., Schulkin, J, Parisi, V, Power, ML, Holzman, GB, & Williams, S. (2001). Effects of perceptions and mentorship on pursuing a career in academic medicine in obstetrics and gynecology. Acad Med, 76(6), 628–34
- Pololi L, Knight S. Mentoring Faculty in Academic MedicineJ Gen Intern Med. 2005 September; 20(9): 866–870. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1497.2005.05007.x; PMCID: PMC1490198
- Fox S, Corrice A: Mentoring in Academic Medicine: The current state of practice and evidence based alternatives. Faculty Forward: Ideas in Practice AAMC
- Pololi LH, Knight SM, Dennis K, Frankel RM: Helping medical school faculty realize their dreams: an innovative, collaborative mentoring program. Acad Med 2002;77:377-384
- DeCastro, R et al. 2013. Mentor Networks in Academic Medicine: Moving Beyond a Dyadic Conception of Mentoring for Junior Faculty Researchers. Acad Med; 88(4), 488-496.
- Thorndyke, LE et al. 2008. Functional Mentoring: A Practical Approach With Multilevel Outcomes. J Contin Educ Health Prof; 28(3), 157-64. PMID: 18712800.
Guides (by subcategory or genre)
- Beech BM, Calles-Escandon J, Hairston KG, Langdon SE, Latham-Sadler BA, Bell RA. Mentoring programs for underrepresented minority faculty in academic medical centers: a systematic review of the literature. Acad Med 2013 88 (4): 541-9. PMID: 23425989.
- Viets, V et al. 2009. Reducing Health Disparities Through a Culturally Centered Mentorship Program for Minority Faculty: The Southwest Addictions Research Group (SARG) Experience. Acad Med 2009 84 (8): 1118-26. PMID: 19638783.
Facilitated Peer Mentoring:
- Bussey-Jones J, Bernstein L, Higgins S, Malebranche D, Paraniape A, Genao I, Lee B, Branch W. Repaving the road to academic success: the IMeRGE approach to peer mentoring. Acad Med 2006 81 (7) :674-9. PMID: 16799297.
- Files JA, Blair JE, Mayer AP, Ko MG. Facilitated peer mentorship: a pilot program for advancement of female medical faculty. J Womens Health (Larchmt) 2008 17 (6): 1009-15. PMID: 18681821.
- Varkey P, Jatoi A, Williams A, Mayer A, Ko M, Files J, Blair J, Hayes S. The positive impact of a facilitated peer mentoring program on academic skills of women faculty. BMC Med Educ 2012 2012 Mar 23;12:14. PCID: 22439908.
- Johnson KS, Hastings SN, Purser JL, Whitson HE. The Junior Faculty Laboratory: an innovative model of peer mentoring. Acad Med. 2011 Dec;86(12):1577-82. PMID: 22030756.