One of the strongest predictors of professional success is whether someone has a mentor. Each department has a mentoring program, and COM programs include the COMPAS (COM Peer Advancement Societies) Program, designed to provide peer mentorship around common professional goals with a senior mentoring facilitator. Learn about departmental mentoring programs and COM resources for faculty seeking a mentor, as well as for mentors and departments interested in developing or improving a mentorship program. Several of our outstanding faculty mentors have been honored with the College of Medicine Mentoring Awards.

References to further resources

Academic Mentoring – How to Give It and How to Get It. Allan S. Detsky, MD, PhD,
FRCPC and Mark Otto Baerlocher, MD. May 16, 2007, JAMA, Volume 297, No. 19. Available online at

Deriving Competencies for Mentors of Clinical and Translational Scholars. Zainab Abedin, MPH, Ewilina Biskup, MD, Karin Sildet, MA, Jane M. Garbutt, MD, Kurt Kroenke, MD, Mitchell D. Feldman, MD, Richard McGee, Jr., PhD, Michael Fleming, MD, and Harold Alan Pincus, MD. June 2012, Clinical and Translational Science, Volume 5, No. 3. Available online at

Nature’s Guide for Mentors, by Adrian Lee, Carina Dennis and Philip Campbell, June 14, 2007, NATURE, Volume 447. Available online at