Mentorship

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Mentorship at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is a formal process whereby a faculty member has the assistance and support of others to help them with their professional goals. This process is initiated by the Mentoring Committee but is soon led by the mentee.

It is not a supervisory process where performance is evaluated by someone you report to rather, it is a process where subject matter experts offer feedback, advice and counsel with the goal of development, assistance and support.

Visit the Faculty Affairs Mentorship Program web page

Contact us to arrange one of the following workshops for your department or division:

Implementing a Schulich Faculty Mentorship Program in Your Department

Why mentorship? Institutions with supportive cultures thrive: new faculty benefit from experienced input, senior faculty benefit from junior faculty perspective, and the institution benefits from increased productivity.

This workshop will be of interest to any clinical faculty member who has not yet achieved career rank and/or tenure or who has a change in their academic role (ARC), as well as clinical faculty members at any rank who are interested in a mentorship committee.

This workshop will provide training for both mentors and mentees who participate on a formal Schulich mentorship committee.

Mentoring a Learner in Difficulty

Within this workshop participants will learn to define the different types of learners based on indicators such as attitude, knowledge, behaviour and life events. Participants will also be educated in approaches to managing the learner in difficulty and the importance of documentation of problems and attempts at management. Participants will gain an understanding of the departmental, Faculty and University process along with how to identify intervention and escalation strategies.

Principles and Practices of Being a Mentor

This interactive workshop has been developed for basic science faculty, dentistry faculty and clinical faculty to discuss the principles and practices of being an effective mentor. The purpose of the workshop is to learn best practices on how to establish and maintain an effective mentoring relationship. Video examples of mentoring sessions will be provided to demonstrate and discuss the practice of mentoring.