A Culture of Mentoring at Washington University
The Office of Faculty Development (OFD) in the Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine is committed to the professional development of all faculty members. Mentoring is seen as a key initiative in the success of this goal.
At Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM), outstanding mentoring is pervasive, with wide-ranging influence in both the scientific and clinical arenas. Many great scientists and clinicians frequently give credit to a mentor or multiple mentors who provided guidance, encouragement, and support – both professionally and personally.
The faculty and staff of OFD understand that cultivating a successful mentoring relationship can present unique challenges for both parties engaged in the process. Provided here is a set of resources to potentially enrich the mentoring relationship, for both individuals seeking a mentor and those seeking to provide guidance.