Mentoring Resources

General mentoring

Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty. 2nd ed. Research Triangle Park, NC, and Chevy Chase, MD: Burroughs Wellcome Fund and Howard Hughes Medical Institute; 2004.

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Sambunjak D, Straus SE, Marusic A. Mentoring in academic medicine: a systematic review. JAMA 2006;296:1103-1115.

Ramani S, Gruppen L, Krajic Kachur E. Twelve tips for developing effective mentors. Med Teach 2006;28(5):404-408.

Lee A, Dennis C, Campbell P. Nature's guide for mentors. Nature 2007;447(7146):791-797.

Bickel J. Career development as a long-distance hike. J Gen Intern Med 2008;24(1):118-121.

Zerzan JT, Hess R, Schur E, Phillips RS, Rigotti N. Making the most of mentors: A guide for mentees. Acad Med 2009;84(1):140-144.

Straus SE, Johnson MO, Marquez C, Feldman MD. Characteristics of successful and failed mentoring relationships: a qualitative study across two academic health centers. Acad Med 2013;88:82–89.

Lord JA, Mourtzanos E, McLaren K, Murray SB. Kimmel RJ, Cowley DS. A peer mentoring group for junior clinician educators: four years' experience. Acad Med 2012; 87(3):378-383.

DeCastro R Sambuco D, Ubel PA, Stewart A, Jagsi R. Mentor networks in academic medicine: moving beyond a dyadic conception of mentoring for junior faculty researchers. Acad Med 2013;88(4):488-496.

Mentoring conversation

Stone D, Patton B, Heen S. Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most. 1999, Penguin.

Patterson K, Grenny J, McMillan R, Switzler A. Crucial Conversation: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High. 2002, McGraw-Hill.

Rabatin, J, et al. A year of mentoring in academic medicine. J Gen Intern Med 2004;19:569-573.

Gillespie SM, Thornburg LL, Caprio TV, Medina-Walpole A. Love letters: an anthology of constructive relationship advice shared between junior mentees and their mentors. J Grad Med Educ 2012;4(3):287-289.

Bickel J, Rosenthal SL. Difficult issues in mentoring: recommendations on making the “undiscussable” discussable. Acad Med 2011;86:1229–1234.

Mentoring across differences

Thomas D. The truth about mentoring minorities: race matters. Harvard Bus Rev 2001;79(4): 98-112.

Bickel J, Brown AJ. Generation X: Implications for faculty recruitment and development in academic health centers. Acad Med 2005; 80:205–210.

Lewellen-Williams, C. et al. The POD: A new model for mentoring underrepresented minority faculty. Acad Med 2006; 81-275-279.

Bickel J. The work that remains at the intersection of gender and career development. Arch Phys Med Rehab 2007;88:683-6.

Bickel J. When "You're not the boss of me": Mentoring Across generational differences. In Mentoring: Program Development, Keel M. (ed), Nova Science Publishers Inc., 2009: 143-152.

Ibarra H, Carter NM, Silva C. Why men still get more promotions than women. Harvard Bus Rev September 2010;88: 80-85.

Beech BM, Calles-Escandon J, Hairston KG, Langdon SE, Latham-Sadler BA, Bell RA. Mentoring programs for underrepresented minority faculty in academic medical centers: a systematic review of the literature. Acad Med 2013;88(4):541-549.

Evaluating mentoring

Berk RA, Berg J, Mortimer R, Walton-Moss B, Yeo TP. Measuring the effectiveness of faculty mentoring relationships. Acad Med 2005; 80:66–71.

Straus SE, Chatur F, Taylor M. Issues in the mentor–mentee relationship in academic medicine: a qualitative study. Acad Med 2009; 84:135–139.

Fleming M, et al. The Mentoring Competency Assessment: validation of a new instrument to evaluate skills of research mentors. Acad Med 2013 88(7):1002-1008

Mentoring links

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.

Visit the UCSF Mentor Development Program: Course Materials webpage.