Lead Mentor Program


  1. Assist departments and organizations in creating effective mentoring programs for their faculty
  2. Build a community of outstanding mentors in our institution


Each year we train 15-20 “Lead Mentors” who gain an enhanced set of mentoring skills and take their own mentoring to the next level. Participants are able to develop and implement tailored mentoring programs and increase mentoring capacity within their departments or other cross-departmental organizations. Participants benefit by learning from one another's experiences and sharing best mentoring practices across units, as well as reflecting on their own career development in a supportive peer environment.

The program consists of ten 1.5 hour workshop sessions over a six-month period. The sessions, taught by a team of multidisciplinary experts, include content presentations, facilitated group discussions, peer support and practice opportunities. The schedule will alternate between content driven sessions and more case-based learning and project-oriented work sessions.

The program costs are funded by the SOM Office of the Dean. In addition to attending the workshops, participants are asked to commit to invest additional time each month advancing their unit-specific mentoring project.

Contact Patrice Eiff (eiff@ohsu.edu or 494-6610) or Niki Steckler (steckler@ohsu.edu or 346-0366) with any questions.

Schedule (2014-2015)



Applications are currently closed for the 2014-2015 year.