Faculty Mentorship

The Office of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity and Inclusion provides resources and support to departments/academic units and faculty for facilitating successful mentoring relationships for CUIMC faculty. These mentoring resources include practical guides, resources and toolkits that help facilitate and drive successful mentoring relationships. We also have a group of senior faculty who can provide guidance to faculty in one-on-one meetings. Below are some of the resources: 

Mentoring Guides

In 2016, with help from faculty across the University, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion published the Guide to Best Practices in Faculty Mentoring, which provides guidance and suggestions to faculty and academic units for developing and implementing mentoring programs.

Faculty careers in academic medicine are dynamic and mentoring needs may change over time. To optimize mentorship opportunities, faculty may need to rely on a network of mentors, rather than a single mentor, to advance their goals. This worksheet provides strategies for developing a mentoring network and should be reviewed and updated regularly to ensure that the network is refreshed as needs change. 

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Mentorship from Faculty Deans

The following VP&S faculty deans offer one-on-one appointments with faculty to discuss and provide tailored guidance on career development. Please email them directly to schedule an appointment.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

The Office of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity & Inclusion provides funds to partially cover the registration costs for full-time VP&S faculty members to participate in professional development seminars for women and minority faculty offered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Faculty must contact the Office of Academic Affairs prior to applying in order to take advantage of this opportunity. Inquiries should go to: c.lapiner@columbia.edu.

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Mentorship Programs

The CUIMC Office of Faculty Professional Development, Diversity & Inclusion offers a number of mentorship programs for faculty, which focus on general career development, career-specific mentoring and general skill-building sessions, including: 

Optimizing the Mentee/Mentor Relationship Series  

More faculty development program information 

For more information, please email: Office_Acad_Affairs@cumc.columbia.edu.