For Mentees | Staff Mentorship Program

Oct October - 2019

Applications are no longer being accepted, stay tuned for updates!

Stanford is a large institution. At times, it can be difficult to understand how to grow your career in the School of Medicine. If you are looking to  connect within leaders, or just get objective advice on your decision-making or other skills, the School of Medicine Mentorship Program is a great place to start.


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

  • Stanford School of Medicine for at least one year;
  • are classified at Classification Level H, I, or J;
  • committed to Stanford as an employer.

Benefits of Mentorship

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

  • Enhancing your professional network
  • Developing a plan to grow your career
  • Clarify your professional goals
  • Learn how to conduct yourself in an informational interview
  • Listen to constructive feedback for growth and improvement

Responsibilities of a Mentee

  • Mentees must attend the mixer in November to meet potential mentors. Mentees may also request informational interviews with potentials mentors during the selection 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; January – September 2020.
  • 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

Applications are now closed.  Thank you all for applying!

As part of the application, you will need to write answers to the below questions:

  1.     Discuss your specific goals for why you want to be part of the staff mentoring program.
  2.     Describe the vision for your career path. How do you see this program helping you with that vision?
  3.     Have you ever participated in a mentoring program (formal or informal)? Please describe prior experience.   What worked and what did not work?
  4.     What is the most interesting thing you have worked on in the past two years? Why was it interesting and what did you learn?
  5.     How would you take best advantage of the peer cohort? What strengths would you bring to the peer cohort?

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 may also schedule an informational interview with mentors of his/her choice to determine fit. You will have a chance to rank the mentors you meet in October.  The mentorship committee will conduct the  “match” process and send out the final match in the month of November.


For more information about being a mentee, contact a member of the mentorship committee at