JUMP Mentoring Categories

 

Junior faculty need at least two types of mentors:

Content-Specific Mentors (discipline/specialty related) 

Senior faculty member from within department or section if one is available, otherwise from outside department

  • Provides specialty/discipline-specific career content expertise, information, development, and advice
  • Provides insight of department/ section culture
Mentoring Categories
  • Provides information about department/section expectations, role relations, resources, etc.
  • “go to” person as a valuable “in-house” resource
  • To the extent possible, should not be mentees direct supervisor or department chair/section head
  • May or may not also be Scholarly Mentor; if not, should work with mentee to identify other senior faculty for role if desired
  • Content-Specific mentoring pairs are encouraged to meet at least quarterly 

Career Mentors

  • Senior faculty from outside the department
  • Provides mentoring for overall career guidance, advice, development and support
  • Focuses on more global mentoring aspects of academic career (goals, activities, juggling priorities/efforts), transitioning into being a faculty member, transitioning to new community, making career choices/decisions, career promotion, work/life choices
  • Helps navigate through new general and political environment of academic medicine/science
  • Gives mentee broad overall perspectives
  • Helps mentee access campus resources
  • May or may not also be Scholarly Mentor; if not, should work with mentee to identify other senior faculty for role if desired
  • Career mentoring pairs are encouraged to meet at least quarterly 

Additional Mentors (All mentors encouraged to work together)

Scholarly/Project Mentor(s)

  • Responsible for developing a creative and/or independent scholarly/research specific project or career
  • Must have expertise in area of scholarship
  • May be more than 1 mentor to provide specialized content area or method expertise, e.g., biostatistics (Scholarly Co-Mentors); if >1, one of the Scholarly Mentors serves as the primary Scholarly Mentor
  • May be identified by junior faculty, Departmental Mentoring Facilitator (DMF), or the Office of Faculty Developmetn (OFD)
  • May be inside or outside mentee’s department
  • Meetings should occur as frequently as needed but at least monthly for primary Scholarly Mentor; every 1-3 months for Scholarly Co-Mentors
  • Scholarly Mentors should fill out the Scholarly Mentor Agreement Form (online form; paper form) in conjunction with their mentee

Special Mentors (Women In Medicine, minorities, clinical, community, leadership or administration, work/life, etc.)

Mentors outside WFSM are encouraged

Quick Reference

JUMP
Mary Lou Voytko, PhD
Program Director; Associate Dean, Faculty Development

336-713-4220

mlvoytko@wakehealth.edu

Diana Cornelison
Program Manager

336-713-4222

dcorneli@wakehealth.edu

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