School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine


Your department chair or division chief can help you to find mentors within your department, the School, and the University. You may wish to select  mentors for both your career development and advancement as well as for your specific academic roles.

To determine strategies for working within your mentoring relationships, review these sources that provide a number of specific strategies and tools for working with mentors and mentees:

  • From the Medical School of Virginia Commonwealth University, this Faculty Mentoring Guide is not only used throughout the VCU School of Medicine, but also throughout the United States and Canada
  • The mentoring website sponsored by the Institute for Clinical Research Education at the University of Pittsburgh provides a knowledge base and resources for mentees and mentors at every stage.
  • The American Psychological Association's Centering on Mentoring website provides numerous resources for mentoring: American Psychological Association - Responsible Mentoring.
  • MentorNet is a non-profit organization whose mission is "to further the progress of women and others underrepresented in scientific and technical fields through the use of a dynamic, technology-supported mentoring network" and "to advance individuals and society, and enhance engineering and related sciences, by promoting a diversified, expanded and talented global workforce."
  • The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) offers three "compact" documents that address mentoring and teaching relationships. Each provides definition for the role of mentor and mentee. Click here to find it.


Going up for promotion and need one-on-one CV mentoring before submitting your request for consideration for Promotion and/or tenure?

Contact Dr. Virginia Delaney-Black, Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs, at or call 313-577-9877


Speed Mentoring (Recent mentoring sessions)

January 26, 2017

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development recently held a "Speed Mentoring" session for junior faculty members. This session is held annually in January, and is announced to all faculty at the school of medicine.

Speed Mentoring provides mentees with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with mentors (senior faculty members) for short and focused conversations on their own personalized plan regarding career advancement.

Additional Help Stations:

  • On-site SOM CV assistance
  • Information regarding MedEdPORTAL and Publishing Case Reports.
  • Information regarding finding Impact Factors and Citation Indices.
  • A light supper in the company of colleagues

What do participating junior faculty think of this opportunity?

  • "It was a great opportunity. I have met great mentors face to face"
  • "Three mentoring sessions and two sessions in-between are all very informative"
  • "I found it really beneficial. It was great to listen to experienced faculty's suggestions and recommendations about the potential career paths"


Snapshots from our January 2017 session: