JUMP Overview and Program Structure

JUMP was created to support our junior faculty in their pursuit of a fulfilling and successful career by providing mentoring for professional and personal growth in teaching, research, patient care and leadership. Initially, JUMP will be available for newly hired junior faculty and existing tenure-track faculty (Clinical Affiliates are not eligible for this program at this time), with the anticipation that over time JUMP will be open to all junior faculty.

It is the responsibility of department chairs to mentor their faculty in ways that facilitate and support them to achieve their full potential and to be successful-- achieved through annual faculty reviews and additional meetings, as required. However, the importance of multiple mentors cannot be emphasized enough. Thus, besides being mentored by the department chair, it is equally important for junior faculty to receive mentoring from other senior faculty, from both inside and outside of their department to provide content-specific, general career or scholarly guidance (for more information, see Mentoring Categories). JUMP will assist in identifying those mentors.

JUMP is based on best practices of existing institution-wide mentoring programs at medical schools. The JUMP structure is a blended approach that involves a partnership between departments, existing WFSM mentoring programs, a Faculty Development Mentoring Committee, and the Office of Faculty Development (OFD):

JUMP Structure

Within the OFD, the JUMP Manager serves as the primary contact person for JUMP and is responsible for the day to day operations and for all communications with Program participants.

Each Department Chair assigns one or more senior faculty to serve as Departmental Mentoring Facilitators (DMF). DMF's will serve as a liaison between their department and the OFD and will assist the participating junior faculty in their department in being matched with a content-specific mentor.  

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Steven M. Block, MBBCH
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Career Development



Rita Groce
Program Manager



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