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Moving along the path of professional success requires guidance in many forms. The need for guidance and the type of guidance most appropriate for each of us changes over time. We rely on other faculty to provide formal or informal mentoring.

Some people obtain effective guidance from those they already work with and in their daily routines, and do not need help with identifying mentors or coaches. Research shows however that many others, especially women and those from underrepresented groups, benefit from more formal programs and relationships.

We want to make sure that each faculty member has access to the mentoring that best suits her/his needs.

Mentoring resources

FIU Faculty Mentor Program
The FIU Faculty Mentor Program supports FIU’s commitment to ensuring that our faculty members are in the best possible position to succeed professionally. Mentors and mentees are matched based on research interests and disciplinary demands and come from different departments in the respective colleges. The program kicks off each fall with an orientation session and mentors/mentees are encouraged to meet twice per semester as well as attend sponsored sessions on various topics likely to be of use to mentees.

AAMC Mentoring Toolkit
This mentoring toolkit focuses on mentoring women but also has generalizable information for all those who wish to mentor

AAMC Mentee Toolkit
This mentoring toolkit focuses on mentoring women but also has generalizable information for all those who wish to be mentored

AAMC Article: Mentoring Systems: Benefits and Challenges of Diverse Mentoring Partnerships
This article highlights the evidence around mentoring including the benefits and challenges as well as tips for successful mentoring relationships.

How Faculty Can Better Develop Their Mentoring Network with Clara L. Lapiner, MPH (Faculty Factory Snippet No. 45), Faculty Factory Podcast
Clara L. Lapiner, MPH, discusses models useful to faculty to help drive and improve their mentoring relationships. Clara Lapiner is Executive Director of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity and Inclusion with Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York.

AAMC Article: Perspectives on Mentoring Relationships
Five leaders in medical education discuss their mentoring narratives.

AAMC GWIMS Webinar: Power Reimagined - Advancing Women into Emerging Leadership Positions
This webinar, sponsored by the AAMC Group on Medicine and Science (GWIMS) Subcommittee on Equity in Power and Leadership, defines the shifting centers of power in academic medicine through a power-mapping exercise. Presenters compared and contrast emerging with traditional leadership roles, discussed the attributes and skills necessary to attain such roles, identified systemic barriers that impede women who strive for these roles, and discussed institutional and individual efforts necessary to overcome these barriers, including the part that mentorship and sponsorship play.

Code Blue: Resuscitating URiFM Involvement in Scholarly Research through Mentorship
This zoom presentation discusses mentoring underrepresented minorities in family medicine around scholarship, highlighting mentoring details to set you up for success as a mentor or a mentee, including SWOT analysis, imposter syndrome, and mentoring plans.

Questions to Ask Your Mentor with Wendy Ward, PhD, ABPP, FAPA (Faculty Factory Snippet No. 38), Faculty Factory Podcast 
Wendy Ward, PhD, ABPP, FAPA, discusses ten things to ask your mentor to help establish a mentor-mentee relationship and get the conversation started. Dr. Ward serves as Director of Interprofessional Faculty Development at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She is also Associate Director of Professional Wellness, a clinical psychologist and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UAMS.