Mentoring, Education, and Development

The Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs, in concert with the Office of the Executive Vice President, Council of Chairs and Faculty Development Committee promotes a Facilitated Mentoring Environment (FME) (Johnson, 2015, On Being A Mentor. New York, Psychology Press).

GUMC follows a departmental mentoring scheme as the primary mentorship. A GUMC-wide mentoring scheme provides secondary mentorship. 

Department Chairs, mentoring directors and the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs actively recruit mentors from the GUMC faculty to maintain a pool of skilled mentors that represents the diversity of our community.

We invite your questions about mentoring, including those concerning:

  • How to become a mentor or mentee in the ongoing Mentoring Program or New Faculty Sponsorship Program
  • Other faculty mentoring programs and opportunities
  • Ideas for receiving training on best practices as mentors/mentees

We support the following mentor-related programs.  If you are interested in any of the below, please email

Mentoring Subcommittee

If you have an interest in contributing towards building and creating mentoring opportunities, events, and programs for the GUMC faculty, we would welcome you to join the GUMC Mentoring Subcommittee. Please contact if you are interested in learning more.

Ad Hoc Faculty Mentoring Program

If anyone is interested in being a mentor or mentee, they are welcome to email for assistance in finding a matching mentor/mentee.  This is available year round, and only requires the commitment determined by both the mentor and mentee.   

GWIM Mentoring

Georgetown Women in Medicine engages in formal and informal programming and activities to support women faculty in the process of promotion. Examples include the successful 100 Women Professors Initiative conducted in collaboration with the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs and annual support of women faculty to attend the AAMC early- and mid-career professional development seminars which provide skills for women to advance in their careers. GWIM also offers formal and informal mentoring.


Resources for Mentoring, Education, and Development

The Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs offers several resources about mentoring and other areas including: articles, books, and other offices that offer great mentoring programs.  Review this page to learn more about mentoring today!