Health Sciences Faculty Mentor Training Program (FMTP)

Mentorship is integral to a successful career in academic science and medicine. The Health Sciences Faculty Mentor Training Program (FMTP) is a formal structured mentorship program designed to support the success of junior faculty, while also improving their sense of satisfaction and engagement with the institution. FMTP will also enhance senior faculty training in effective mentoring, facilitate the adoption of a formalized faculty mentor program within the individual departments/divisions and cultivate an environment where mentoring excellence is valued.

Health Sciences Faculty Mentor Training Program (FMTP) is a new program developed by the Health Sciences Office of Faculty Affairs. This program will continue to evolve as we learn and identify best practices for faculty mentorship in the Health Sciences at UCSD. The three-year pilot FMTP is supported by the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, Chancellor and the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. 

Department Mentor Directors 
DMDs are senior faculty members selected by the Chair, who are trained and experienced mentors, and are responsible for the overall FMTP program within their individual department or division. They will coordinate mentor-mentee pairings and provide oversight, guidance and support to the mentors/mentees. The DMD will also act as a mediator if the need arises. They will be provided with resources for academic promotion, policy information, and professional development opportunities. The DMD will document and track the mentor-mentee pairings and report yearly to the Office of Faculty Affairs. They will help build a community of mentoring excellence, attend senior faculty mentor events and yearly meetings with the FMTP Steering Committee.

Senior Faculty Mentors
Faculty mentors will have a salaried faculty appointment at the associate or full professor rank with knowledge and experience of navigating the UC system/UC San Diego. They will have outstanding communication skills and successfully complete the FMTP mentor training.  Faculty mentors will facilitate the development of the mentees Career Development Plan (CDP) aligned with the Department promotion and advancement criteria, sponsor/champion the individual mentees, and guide/support the junior faculty. Faculty Mentors will be responsible for mentoring junior faculty mentees either individually or in a group format over a 2 to 3 year period. They will meet with mentees 4 times in year 1, 3 times in year 2 and 2 times in year 3 (optional). They will help build a community of mentoring excellence and attend senior faculty mentor events. Mentors are eligible to receive service, teaching or CME credit for full participation in the program. 

Why is FMTP Important? 
  • Research has shown that mentorship is integral to a successful career in academic science and medicine, particularly for clinical faculty, clinical translational and basic researchers
  • Formal, structured mentorship supports the success of junior faculty in publishing scholarly work and receiving federal/extramural funding, while also improving their sense of satisfaction and engagement with the institution
  • Federal funding agencies are calling for evidence-based mentor training programs for faculty, particularly for NIH T32 and K12 training grants
  • Cost of failed mentoring relationships is enormous and includes loss of faculty productivity, engagement, and collateral damage from low faculty morale 

FMTP News and Events
  • FMTP Launch Fall 2017
  • FMTP Training Fall 2017
    Over 50 Junior Faculty trained in optimizing mentoring relationships & Culturally Aware Mentoring (CAM)
    Facilitators: Rick McGee, PhD, Northwestern University, Feinberg School Of Medicine and  Angela Byars‐Winston, PhD, University of Wisconsin‐Madison

  • See FMTP Workshop Calendar for future training events

FMTP Workshops 
FMTP Workshop Calendar​
Event 
​October 6, 2017
Junior Faculty Training in Effective Mentoring 
Facilitators: Rick McGee, PhD, Northwestern University, Feinberg School Of Medicine 
Location: UC San Diego SOM Campus
​November 2 – 3, 2017
Senior Faculty Training in Effective Mentoring conducted by CIMER  
Facilitators: Angela Byars‐Winston, PhD and Christine Pfund PhD, University of Wisconsin‐Madison
Location: UC San DIego SOM Campus
​March 7, 2018
Mentoring Millennials: Understanding and Managing the Generational Divide. Keynote lecture speaker: Professor and Author Jean M. Twenge
Location: MET Lower Auditorium   
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​April 26-27, 2018
​Junior Faculty Training in Effective Mentoring and Mentoring Up
Facilitator: Steve Lee, PhD, UC Davis
Location: TBA 
​November 7 - 9, 2018
​Senior Faculty Training in Effective Mentoring conducted by CIMER   
Facilitators: Angela Byars‐Winston, PhD and Christine Pfund PhD, University of Wisconsin‐Madison
Location: TBA
​November 14, 2018
​Annual HS Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Celebration  
Keynote Speaker: Mitch Feldman, MD, Professor and Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Mentoring, UC San Francisco.
Time: 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Location: Faculty Club


FMTP Directors
Vivian Reznik, MD, MPH, Assistant Vice Chancellor, HS Faculty Affairs, Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine and Public Health
JoAnn Trejo, PhD, MBA, Associate Dean, HS Faculty Affairs, Professor of Pharmacology 

FMTP Evaluation and Assessment Team
Deborah Wingard, PhD, Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health, Epidemiology
​Samantha Hurst, PhD, Associate Project Scientist, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health


Department Mentor Directors
Department
​Chris Tomaszewski, MD  
Emergency Medicine
​Andrea LaCroix, PhD 
Family Medicine and Public Health
​Davey Smith, MD  Medicine
​Natalie Afshari, MD 
Ophthalmology
​Sheila Gahagan, MD 
Pediatrics
​Susan Tapert, PhD Psychiatry
​James Murphy, MD 
Radiation Medicine and Applied Science
​Rosalind Dietrich, MD 

​Richard Buxton, PhD

Radiology
​Pamela Mellon, PhD 

​Christine Miller, MD 

Reproductive Medicine
​Sarah Blair, MD
Surgery
​Grace Kuo, PharmD

Candis Morello, PharmD

School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

​FMTP Steering Committee
​Department
Chris Tomaszewski, MD        
Emergency Medicine
Neil Farber, MD 

Joe Ix, MD

Gita Mehta, MD

Davey Smith, MD

Kim Barret, PhD




Medicine
Murray Stein, MD
Psychiatry
Candis Morello, PharmD        School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences   

Supported by the Chancellor, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and VC Health Sciences   

Please contact hsfacaffairs@ucsd.edu for additional information.
FMTP DIRECTORS and FACILITATORS 
Pictured from left to right, 
Drs. Deborah Wingard,  Angela Byars-Winston, Christine Pfund, JoAnn Trejo,  
and Vivian Reznik. 
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"Great training for all faculty, great materials and cases. The facilitators of this course were spectacular, taking mentorship to a terrific level of art as well as a science" – Gabby Haddad, MD 


"I wish these trainings were available 25 years ago… in retrospect I could have been a better mentor, particularly in difficult situations." 
– Stephen Spector, MD


 
"This course finally gives me the structure to more efficiently and effectively advance my mentees academically…"  -Chris Tomaszewski, MD 

"It was a pleasure to delve into the nuances of effective mentorship with faculty from across the health sciences!" –Andrea LaCroix, PhD 


"The FMTP training provided an excellent overview ...  I left the training feeling enriched." 
 - Todd Pawlicki, PhD


"The FMTP training was outstanding!  After more than 15 years of mentoring others I had my first experience being trained in this topic!
" – Alison Moore, MD