GUMC Mentoring Program: Mentee

Time Requirements

Part 1: Professional Development Planning

All events are virtual via Zoom.

Mentee Time Requirements Part 1
ActivityTime NeededFrequency
Cohort Sessions90 minutes; all sessions 4:30 – 6 PM ETFirst month: 2 sessions
Months 2 – 4: 1 session per month
Pre-session and Post-session work30 – 60 minutes total; asynchronousBefore and after each cohort session
Meeting with Academic Leader (e.g. Department Chair)30 minutes; scheduled between mentee and Academic LeaderOnce during Part 1

Part 2: Professional Development Implementation

Mentee Time Requirements Part 2
ActivityTime NeededFrequency
1:1 Meeting with Mentor60 minutes; scheduled between mentee and mentorOnce a month
Pod Check In45 minutes; scheduled at mutually convenient time for pod leader and pod membersOnce a month
Meeting with Academic Leader (e.g. Department Chair)30 minutes; scheduled between academic leader and menteeOnce during Part 2

Benefits of Participating

  • Expand your connection and orientation to GUMC
  • Construct a personalized professional development plan with measurable goals
  • Receive personalized guidance on career advancement
  • Recognition from GUMC leadership for participation
  • Please also see testimonials at the end of this page.

    Application Process

    If you are interested in being a mentee, you must meet the following qualifications:

    • Mentees can be any full time faculty new to GUSOM, SON, or SOH within the past two years regardless of rank OR any full time faculty at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor regardless of how long they have been at GUSOM, SON, SOH.
    • Must be able to commit to the aforementioned time requirements

    Applicants will be selected based on ability to commit to all program activities, representation across disciplines, and the alignment of their mentoring need with the objectives of this program.

    Applications are closed for the Fall 2023 Cohort. We will have another cohort in Spring 2024. Please contact if you are interested or if you have any questions.

    Have more questions?

    You can also email with any questions.


    “The program was extremely impactful… the mentorships and connections that have come from it have been a doorway into the world of academic opportunities offered at GUMC…. I am very excited about the potential I see for my personal growth.”

    Mentee from Fall 2022

    “I would not have approached this person about mentorship without the program, and they are now one of my key mentors.”

    Mentee from Fall 2022

    “I have developed a stronger relationship with my Chair in terms of career development and I have gained access to department and GUMC guidance documents that I had NO idea existed.”

    Mentee from Spring 2022