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:

Clinical Faculty Mentorship: Applying the Schulich Mentorship Policy

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.

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

  • Explain the Schulich Mentorship Program;
  • Define the roles of mentor and mentee;
  • Recall the principles of establishing an effective mentor-mentee relationship;
  • Participate effectively in a Schulich Faculty Development Committee.

This workshop will be of interest to clinical faculty members at any rank who are interested in a mentorship committee. Both medical and dental clinical faculty are welcome.  Clinical faculty who have transitioned to a new career rank or had a change in their academic role (ARC) would particularly benefit from this workshop.

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

Upcoming Workshops

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Time: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Health Sciences Addition, Room 022

Registration to open late 2019

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.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to

  • Recognize the common presentations of learners in difficulty
  • List the four main challenges of an International Medical Graduate in the clinical learning environment
  • Describe primary, secondary and tertiary prevention as it applies to learner difficulty
  • Apply the SOAP approach as it relates to a learner in difficulty


Upcoming Workshops