Being a Mentor

Refresh your own thinking about management and leadership, and help Stanford Medicine nurture and guide the next generation of leaders by becoming a mentor. By committing just a few hours each month, you can make a difference in a colleague's career and professional development. It is easy to get started.

Eligibility

You can be a mentor in the SoM Mentoring Program if you have worked at Stanford for at least one year and are classified at Level L or above.

Benefits of Mentorship

The benefits of being a mentor are numerous. They include:

  • Increasing your network of current and future Stanford Medicine leaders
  • Gaining recognition for your skills and experience
  • Achieving a sense of fulfilment and personal growth
  • Reinforcing your own knowledge of your areas of expertise
  • Sharing best practices
  • Increasing your confidence and motivation
  • Enhancing your CV

Mentor Responsibilities   

  • Mentors must attend the informal mixer to meet potential mentees and to talk with them during the informational interview process.
  • Mentors must be willing to meet with their matched mentees in person for one hour once or twice a month for the duration of the program (approximately ten months).
  • At the outset, mentors will establish goals with their mentees to guide their time together.
  • Mentors must be willing to share their experiences candidly and to offer advice to junior colleagues in the Stanford School of Medicine.

Application & Selection Process

To apply to serve as a mentor in the program, please submit your resume.

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 potential mentee will schedule an informational interview with his or her prospective mentor. You will have a chance to provide input on the mentees you meet, and the committee will conduct the “match” process.

Questions

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