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Mentoring Opportunities

UR Mentors

UR Mentors is a new course that utilizes case material from the Rochester CTSI mentor development course, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and others as appropriate. The overarching goal is to build a community of dedicated, expert faculty Master Mentors who are maximally effective at enhancing the careers of their protégés. One expected outcome is that UR Mentors will function as faculty resource persons within their respective departments, be able to coach less experienced mentors and advise department chairs or training program directors who wish to develop mentoring programs. Workshops are conducted by a multidisciplinary team of senior faculty who are experts in professional development, medical education and mentoring. Many of the faculty have been recognized for their expertise in mentoring through competitive awards.



Ever Better Mentoring


In the spirit of Meliora, the Rochester Clinical Translational Science Institute created a hybrid online, face-to-face course for research mentors in 2007 to help assure that all trainees received appropriate mentoring. Ever Better Mentoring is now available to all URMC faculty.

The course is designed to help faculty improve their mentoring practice through a series of online cases followed by a single face-to-face workshop. The online portion of the course fosters reflection through self-directed exercises and supplemental readings- applicable to mentors of learners at different levels of expertise (students to early career faculty). The face-to-face component allows mentors to share their experiences and challenges and in the process of discussion, gain additional skills- regardless of their level of experience (from novice to seasoned mentors).

For more information, contact Jasmine Glaspy or Vivian Lewis.

Online Resources


A New Approach to Mentoring
From Wall Street Journal, by Kathy Kram

“How” to Find a Mentor
From Bio Careers, by Lauren Celano

The Role of Postdocs, PIs and Institutions in Training Future Scientists
From ASBMB Today, by Zoe Fonseca-Kelly, Darwin Operario, L. David Finger, Jr., Anthony Baucum, Jr.

Selecting Your Mentor
From the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Training Postdocs: Communication is Key
From Science Careers, by Laura Bonetta


Mentoring Mondays
From the American Society for Microbiology


Matches STEM trainees with mentors in compatible and effective mentoring partnerships that encourage persistence and support academic success.

Mentoring Plans for Postdoctoral Scholars
From the National Postdoctoral Association

Mentoring Resources
From the National Postdoctoral Association