Lead Mentor Program now accepting applications, deadline July 31

Congratulations to 2013 graduating cohort

June 21, 2013

Mentoring has always been an important part of academic medicine.

But as the School of Medicine continues to grow in both size and complexity, many faculty members – especially junior faculty – say that guidance from those who have gone before them is more critical now than ever before. Improving mentoring opportunities, particularly for junior faculty, is a School of Medicine priority and was called out specifically in the School of Medicine Research Roadmap.

Now in its fifth year, the Lead Mentor Program seeks to fill that need. Its goals are to 1) Assist departments and organizations in creating effective mentoring programs for their faculty and 2) Build a community of outstanding mentors at OHSU.

Each year, the program trains 15 to 20 "Lead Mentors" in an enhanced set of mentoring skills that will take their own mentoring to the next level. Participants develop and implement tailored mentoring programs and increase mentoring capacity within their departments or other cross-departmental organizations.

The Lead Mentor workshop sessions, taught by a group of multidisciplinary experts, include content presentations, facilitated group discussions, peer support and practice opportunities. The program curriculum is developed and overseen by Patrice Eiff, M.D., professor and vice chair of academic affairs, Department of Family Medicine, and Niki Steckler, Ph.D., associate professor in the Division of Management.

Recently, the co-directors presented information to the School of Medicine leadership about the Lead Mentor Program, summarizing the program and its outcomes. View the presentation

The Lead Mentor Program is now accepting applications for participation in the fifth cohort to begin in September 2013. All faculty members are eligible to apply. Applications are due July 31. The application details can be found at the Lead Mentor website. There is no fee for the program. The program is supported by the School of Medicine.

View the flyerLearn more on the Faculty Development pages on the School of Medicine website.

Congratulations to the 2013 Lead Mentors Program graduating cohort!

Kristen Dunaway, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine

James Gajewski, M.D., FACP, Professor, Knight Cancer Institute, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, School of Medicine

Matthew Hansen, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine

Matthias Merkel, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Peri-Operative Medicine, School of Medicine

Amy Ross, Ph.D., R.N., CNS, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Paul Schipper, M.D., FACS, FACCP, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine

Roya Sohaey, M.D., Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, School of Medicine

David Spiro, M.D., MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine

Sarah Wickenhagen, M.S., R.N., FNP-C, Instructor, Advanced Practice Nursing, School of Nursing

Atif Zaman, M.D., Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology, School of Medicine