Faculty Mentoring Program
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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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- UI COM Mentorship Program Overview
- Mentorship Training Program Overview
- College of Medicine Criteria and Guidelines for Appointment and Promotion of Faculty
- Campus Faculty Mentoring Policy
- Faculty Tracks Overview
- College-Level Norms
- Probationary Timeline (tenure-track faculty)
- Mid-Probationary Review (tenure-track faculty)
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.
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List of Departmental Mentoring Facilitators (Chicago)
Department Departmental Mentoring Facilitator Anatomy & Cell Biology Simon Alford Anesthesiology Steven Roth Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics Jalees Rehman Bioengineering James Lee Dermatology Maria Tsoukas Emergency Medicine Heather Prendergast Family & Community Medicine Memoona Hasnain Medical Education Alan Schwartz Division of Cardiology Dawood Darbar Division of Pulmonary Steven Dudek Division of Hematology/Oncology Damiano Rondelli Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Brian Boulay Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism Brian Layden Division of Rheumatology Nadera Sweiss Division of Nephrology James Lash Division of Infectious Diseases Richard Novak Division of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Rachel Caskey Division of Dissemination and Implementation Science Geri Donenberg Division of Minority Health Research Martha Daviglus Microbiology & Immunology Alan McLachlan Neurology & Rehabilitation Neelofer Shafi Neurosurgery Fady Charbel Obstetrics & Gynecology Irina Buhimschi Ophthalmol & Visual Sciences Paul Chan Orthopaedics Mark Gonzalez Otolaryngol/Head & Neck Surg Stephanie Joe Pathology Andre Balla Pediatrics Jonathan Klein Pharmacology & Regenerative Medicine Asrar Malik Physiology & Biophysics Jonna Frasor Psychiatry Olu Ajilore Radiology Edward Michals Surgery Enrico Benedetti Urology Samuel Ohlander