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The UCSF Mentor Development program provides innovative curriculum for training mid-career and early senior research faculty to become the next generation of confident effective clinical and translational mentors. The CTSI MDP has created an integrated environment for senior mentors and mentors-in-training, encouraging creative and innovative networking, discussing a range of mentoring challenges and a myriad of solutions, developing a toolbox of strategies, and using discussions and collective experiences to build a community of mentoring excellence.