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 ETSeptember 17, October 8, October 29, November 19, December 10
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 open for the Fall 2024 Cohort for mentees and pod leaders! All applications are due by Wednesday, May 22.

    Please contact if you are interested or if you have any questions.

    Have more questions?

    We will be hosting two information sessions to provide an overview of the program and answer any questions to interested faculty members. Please consider attending one of the information sessions if you are interested:

    • Wednesday, April 24 at 5 PM ET (RSVP)
    • Wednesday, May 8 at 12 PM ET (RSVP)

    You can also email with any questions.


    “[Because of participating in this program] found my mentors, built up my network, developed a relationship with my Chair, and became more clear about my career goal…”

    Mentee from Spring 2023

    “I liked the resources available in this program – they will definitely be helpful for many years to come.”

    Mentee from Spring 2023

    “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