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

New Faculty Sponsor Program

A special category of time limited mentoring/sponsoring interaction in which a current faculty member interacts, guides and provides perspective to a newly joining faculty member in acquiring an initial faculty appointment and orientation to the University and MedStar, their different campuses, opportunities for getting involved and faculty resources and the Washington DC greater area.  If you are interested in being or having a New Faculty Sponsor, please email

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

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