Department of OBGYN

Faculty Mentor Program

What to Expect

Mentorship is an important part of academic and professional development and undoubtedly cultivates careers. Women’s health physician mentorship program is voluntarily for new physicians. The mentees will receive one -on -one peer mentoring as well as feedback such as communication and managing conflict.  This is a great opportunity to improve networking and professional interaction.  The mentorship program is a supplement to the guidance that each physician recieves from his or her physican's Division Chiefs and Medical Directors.

Each mentorship is unique, and the collaborative nature should be decided by the pairs themselves. Both mentors and mentees will be asked to participate in the evaluation of the program.

Benefits for mentees:

Organizational Orientation
Improve Networking
Clinical Advice and Support
Guidance and support to systems and metrics

Benefits for mentors:

Satisfaction of transferring knowledge
Opportunity to re-examine own process, attitudes and values
Develop leadership skills
Professional interaction

Women's Health Mentor list


1st Meeting -Relationship Dimension

  • Explaining the purpose of the mentoring relationship
  • Develop individualized goal for the mentoring relationship
  • Covering any onboarding concerns
  • Set additional times for next meetings
  • Building rapport and trust

3rd Meeting -Facilitation Dimension

  • Sharing academic/research goals
  • Setting career path goals
  • Expand academic network
  • Discuss teaching skills
  • Explore UPMC options 

Semi Annual Meeting- Continuing Support Dimension

  • Evaluating progress
  • Address any areas of concern
  • Re-visiting resources as necessary
  • Providing insight
  • Review future objectives and set targets for future actions