For Mentors | Staff Mentorship Program

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.

Eligbility

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 K 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 meet with their matched mentees in person for one hour once or twice a month for the duration of the program. (January – September 2019)
  • 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 information here.

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. Potential mentees may 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. The mentorship committee will conduct the “match” process and send out the final match in the month of November.

Questions

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