The Human Investigations Program is designed to facilitate the development of independent clinical investigators. The mentored experience for HIP trainees is the centerpiece of the program. The mentored capstone project will lead to an academic product, either an NIH-style grant proposal or a first authored manuscript resulting from a research study that the trainee conducted.
Resources for mentoringThe OCTRI Education Program and the SOM Office of the Dean have worked in collaboration to create a web site with resources for both mentors and mentees and to offer learning opportunities for those interested in learning more about mentoring.
The University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research has developed training curricula and resources around mentoring for more in-depth training in mentoring.
The Institute for Clinical Research at the University of Pittsburgh recently launched a new program Professional Mentoring Skills Enhancing Diversity (PROMISED) with the goal to help mentors develop betters skills to support mentees who belong to underrepresented groups.