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Faculty Mentoring Program

The UI College of Medicine Mentoring Program is intended to be a useful way to help faculty members excel in their academic environment. Assistance from a well-respected mentor can be an invaluable supplement to the guidance and assistance that a department chair provides during the early years of a faculty member’s career. The program’s success will depend on the faculty mentees, their mentors, the facilitators, and the department chairs all taking an active role in the acclimation process.

With the help of a departmental mentoring facilitator, all tenure-track and non-tenured Assistant Professors in the College of Medicine holding appointment at greater than 50% effort will be matched with a mentor. The most important tasks of a good mentor are to help the mentee achieve academic excellence. Although the role of mentor is an informal one, it poses a challenge and requires dedication and time. A good relationship with a supportive, active mentor has been shown to contribute significantly to a mentee’s career development and satisfaction.

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A comment on CV preparation:
The AAMC’s tips for constructing CVs available here are a recommended resource. However, please be aware that promotion and tenure dossiers require information be presented in chronological order (old to new). For this reason, faculty may find it beneficial to maintain 2 versions of their CV.