Think back to when you were a medical student, resident, fellow, graduate or postdoctoral student.  What type of guidance did you need at different points in your training? Did you have mentors who helped you acclimate and who fostered your career development along the way? Effective mentorship is pivotal to learner success! Mentors can provide guidance around career planning, research and scholarship, skill development, and work-life integration.

Although a considerable time commitment, longitudinal mentoring (mentoring a learner over time with capstone projects, as a thesis committee chair, qualifying exam member, etc.) is particularly beneficial to learner development. In recognition of such, the Perelman School of Medicine allots teaching credit for longitudinal mentoring. Each longitudinal mentoring relationship of >8 hours per year will be worth 5 teaching credits toward your 100 credit requirement (for faculty on the Tenure, CE, and AC tracks).  

Similarly, in recognition of your commitment to supervising outstanding scholarship, the Perelman School of Medicine allots teaching credit for working directly with trainees and for significant participation in the design, conduct, analysis and drafting of your trainees’ scholarly products.