Optimizing Mentee-Mentoring Relationships

A series on optimizing relationships between mentors and mentees. Each session consists of a lecture followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. Topics covered include:

  • Choosing a mentor/mentee
  • Giving feedback to mentors/mentees
  • Do's and don'ts for mentors/mentees
  • Handling difficulties in the mentor-mentee relationship

Optimizing the Mentor-Mentee Relationship: Strategies for Mentees

This program includes a lecture on mentoring fundamentals with active learning exercises, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. Topics covered include:

  • Choosing a mentor
  • Forming a mentorship team
  • Do's and don'ts for the mentee
  • Getting a sponsor
  • Giving feedback to mentors

Speaker & Moderator:

  • Daichi Shimbo, Professor of Medicine, Director of Training and Education (TRANSFORM) Resource, Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, Associate Dean for Research Career Development, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeon

‚ÄčPanelists:

  • Joan M. Bathon, MD, Professor of Medicine, Advisory Dean for Clinician-Scientist Faculty
  • Lauren S. Chernick, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics (in Emergency Medicine) at the Columbia University Medical Center
  • Angela M. Christiano, PhD, Richard and Mildred Rhodebeck Professor of Dermatology and Professor of Genetics and Development, Advisory Dean for Basic Scientist Faculty
  • Laura Lennihan, MD, Professor of Neurology at the Columbia University Medical Center, Advisory Dean for Clinician-Educator Faculty
  • Rini B. Ratan, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Columbia University Medical Center, Advisory Dean for Clinician-Educator Faculty
  • Marisa Spann, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry and Pediatrics)
  • Robert A. Whittington, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology at the Columbia University Medical Center, Assistant Dean for Academic Development, Faculty Diversity and Inclusion

Optimizing the Mentor-Mentee Relationship: Strategies for the Mentor

This program includes a lecture on mentoring fundamentals, followed by a panel discussion on case studies and Q&A. Topics covered include:

  • Best practices for mentors
  • Effective communication
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Mentoring with empathy
  • Responding to disclosures

Please visit the Calendar of Events for upcoming program dates. 

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