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Faculty Mentoring

Connecting Mentors and Mentees with Tools, Opportunities, and Training

What is Mentoring?

Mentoring is a collaborative relationship with a defined, mutually agreed upon purpose. Mentors are commonly understood to fulfill two functions: career assistance, to enhance learning the ropes and preparing for academic success and promotion; and psychosocial support, to  enhance a sense of competence, belonging at Stanford, clarity of identity, and self-efficacy.

These two functions often stem from different roots and satisfy different outcomes. Faculty mentors serve many roles and no one mentor fits all possible roles.  Many faculty mentoring activities at Stanford occur through these multiple roles, in addition to formal programs and group mentoring.

This website is for Stanford faculty mentors and mentees.

We highlight practices, evidence, suggestions, and programs that facilitate effective mentoring experiences, in order to support and advance faculty success at the Stanford School of Medicine. 

About Mentoring

Mentoring junior colleagues is not only a good cultural practice, it is required by university policy.

Quick Guides

Are you a new mentor or mentee? Here are some Quick Guides to get your started.


We've compiled a variety of mentoring resources, both on this site and elswhere on the web.