Mentorship Program

Mentorship in the UBC Department of Medicine

The Department of Medicine’s Mentoring program was established in January of 2005 by Dr. Norman Wong. Dr. John Cairns was the Director from July 2010 to February 2018, followed by Dr. Diane Lacaille from March 2018 to September 2020. Dr. Sharlene Gill assumed the role in October 2020. The Program Director chairs the Mentoring Program Committee and sits on the Department of Medicine’s Executive Committee and the Recruitment & Resources Committee.

Mentoring a junior faculty member through the challenges of establishing a career, understanding the academic environment and finding life balance can be stimulating and rewarding. Their success will be enhanced by this program and the commitment of mentors will be valued and recognized as an important contribution to the Faculty and University. We have all experienced the role of a junior faculty member and variably benefited from the mentoring of senior colleagues.

The program envisages every new tenure track, grant tenure track or partner track department member will have a welcoming and supportive relationship with an established academic mentor throughout the initial years of their appointment and until their achievement of tenure and/or promotion to Associate Professor. The mentor will establish a secure and confidential environment of trust within which to share their wisdom and experiences, and to coach, challenge and sponsor their mentee.

Dr. Sharlene Gill
UBC Department of Medicine
Director, DOM Mentoring Program

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