Submission ID 77541

Code P52
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Category Medical Education
Type Poster
Will the presenter be a: Other
Presenter Other Faculty
Title Schulich Faculty Mentorship Program
Background/Purpose Mentorship at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is a formal process whereby the faculty member has the assistance and support of others to help them with their professional goals. This process is initiated by the Mentoring Committee but is soon led by the mentee.
Methods A policy was developed in 2010 stating that every faculty member at the Assistant Professor level was to be offered a faculty mentorship committee. This policy was the first of its kind in Canada to support faculty at an academic institution. The policy was unique in that each mentorship committee was to consist of three people: the mentee, a mentor from the home Department, and a mentor with a similar academic interest from a different clinical Department. The policy stated that in the first seven years of a faculty member's career the mentorship committee was to meet twice a year and minutes were to be created. If the faculty was comfortable, the minutes were to be given to the Department leader to be used to help guide annual review meetings. The mentorship policy implementation across Departments was inconsistent.
Results Engagement in the faculty mentorship program improved with 1) the implementation of a department-wide faculty mentorship oversite committee 2) the development of an asynchronous mentorship training workshop 3) the development of an online mentorship matching website and 4) a mentorship minutes template guide
Discussion This program has allowed for collaboration between departments at Schulich and offered much support to faculty in the early stages of their career.
Keyword 1 Faculty
Keyword 2 Wellbeing
Keyword 3 Mentorship
Abstract content most relevant to: (check all that apply) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) (faculty development, CME)
Abstract Track - First Choice Wellness and the culture of medicine
Authors Laura Foxcroft
Laura Foxcroft
Andrea Lum
William McCauley

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