For Mentors

Nurture and guide the next generation of Stanford School of Medicine leaders by becoming a mentor.

Program Details

With a small commitment of a few hours each month, you can make a difference in a colleague's professional and career development. Being a mentor can expand your perspective and lead you to question norms that encumber more efficient and inclusive thinking. Developing a relationship with a mentee may even spur self-reflection and build on lessons learned.

Not sure how to start? Our mentoring platform will get you started with mentoring tools, resources, and networking with other mentors.


You can be a mentor in the SoM Mentoring Program if:

  • You have worked at Stanford for at least one year
  • You are classified at Grade Level L or above

Benefits of Mentoring

As a mentor, you can:

  • Increase your network of current and future Stanford Medicine leaders
  • Gain recognition for your skills and experience
  • Achieve a sense of fulfilment and personal growth
  • Reinforce your own knowledge of your areas of expertise
  • Share best practices
  • Increase your confidence and motivation
  • Enhance your CV

Mentor Responsibilities and Process

As a mentor, you should be:

  • Willing to share your experiences candidly and to offer advice to junior colleagues in the Stanford School of Medicine
  • Available for:
    • brief informational interviews by prospective mentees during the matching process
    • the Fall mixer meeting
    • the January kick-off meeting
    • 1-2 meetings per month with your matched mentee(s) 
    • 3 optional meetings where you can connect with other participants
    • Optional yearly alumni event with featured speakers

Program application opens in September and mentors and mentees are accepted and matched each fall. The program year runs from January - July.