Being a Mentee

Stanford is a large institution. At times, it can be difficult to navigate the job classifications and opportunities for career growth and advancement in the School of Medicine. If you are looking to refresh, refine, or reinvent your career, or just get objective advice on your decision-making or other skills, the School of Medicine Mentorship Program is a great place to start.

Eligibility

You can be a mentee in the SoM Mentoring Program if you:

  • have worked at Stanford for at least one year;
  • are classified at Level H, I, J or K; and
  • have demonstrated a commitment to Stanford as an employer.

Benefits of Mentorship

The benefits of being a mentee are numerous, and include:

  • Learning about career opportunities at Stanford
  • Enhancing your professional network
  • Overcoming obstacles to career growth
  • Clarifying your professional goals
  • Learning how to conduct yourself in an informational interview and to prepare a targeted resume
  • Receiving constructive feedback for growth and improvement

Responsibilities of a Mentee

  • Mentees must attend the informal mixer to meet potential mentors and meet with potential mentors during the informational interview process.
  • Mentees must be willing to meet with their matched mentors in person for one hour once or twice a month for the duration of the program (approximately ten months).
  • At the outset, mentees will establish goals with their mentor to guide their time together.
  • Mentees must want to share their experiences candidly and to seek advice from a leader in the School of Medicine regarding their professional development.

Application & Selection Process

To apply to be a mentee, please complete the online application.

Once the pool of mentors and mentees have been identified, the Mentoring Committee will host an informal mixer, which will serve as a casual way for potential mentors and mentees to meet. Each mentee will then schedule an informational interview with mentors to determine fit. You will have a chance to provide input on the mentors you meet, and our committee will conduct the “match” process.

Questions

For more information about being a mentee, contact a member of the mentorship committee at som-mentorship@stanford.edu.