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Faculty Mentoring Workshop

Published: April 24, 2014 | 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9778

Included in this publication:

  • Characteristics of Effective Mentors.doc
  • Generational Issues and Mentoring.docx
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback in a Mentoring Relationship.pdf
  • Instructor's Guide Faculty Mentoring Workshop.doc
  • Maintaining the Mentoring Relationship.docx
  • Medical Student Mentoring and Advising.docx
  • Mentoring Self Assessment.docx
  • Mentoring in a Research Career.docx
  • Mosaic of Mentoring Networks.pdf
  • Workshop Evaluation.doc

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This faculty development resource provides a strategy and materials for hosting a Faculty Mentoring Workshop. The goals of the workshop are to introduce faculty to mentor-mentee concepts, to provide a framework for building specific mentoring skills, and to instill an enthusiasm for a collective mentoring community within your department. The skill building sessions include the topics of “Characteristics of Effective Mentors,” “Maintaining the Mentoring Relationship,” “Generational Issues and Mentoring,” “Medical Student Mentoring and Advising,” “Mentoring in a Research Career,” Giving and Receiving Feedback in the Mentoring Relationship,” and “Mosaic of Mentoring Networks.” Additional tools include a mentoring self-assessment form and a workshop evaluation.

Educational Objectives

At the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the process of reflection via a self-assessment to identify potential areas for further professional development. (Attitude)
  2. Understand and apply the skills necessary to maintain successful mentor-mentee relationships including the following:
  3. Identify the characteristics that great mentors possess. (Knowledge)
  4. Discuss successful strategies and pitfalls in initiating and maintaining mentoring relationships. (Knowledge & Skills)
  5. Identify the differing generational views between Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation Y (Millennials) toward life and career. Discuss the challenges and strategies for educating and mentoring Generation Y. (Attitude, knowledge, skills)
  6. Define the roles and responsibilities of the mentor and medical student mentee, understand how to facilitate goal setting, and identify resources helpful for both the mentor and medical student mentee. (Knowledge & Skills)
  7. Identify basic concepts that lead to successful research career mentoring. (Knowledge)
  8. Define qualities of good feedback with a mentor-mentee relationship, utilize an interactive planned approach to feedback, and practice self-reflection of your performance as a mentor or mentee. (Knowledge & Skill)
  9. Create a diagrammatic model of his/her unique mentoring networks. (Skill)

Author Information

  • Julie Welch, MD: Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Megan Palmer: Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Alice Mitchell: Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Darlene House: Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Kevin Rodgers: Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Lee Wilbur: Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Jeffrey Kline: Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Mary Ciccarelli: Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Daniel Rusyniak: Indiana University School of Medicine

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Welch J, Palmer M, Mitchell A, et al. Faculty mentoring workshop. MedEdPORTAL. 2014;10:9778. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9778