College of Medicine Peer Advancement Societies (COMPAS)

The Office of Faculty Affairs is launching the next cohort of the College of Medicine Peer Advancement Societies (COMPAS).

The goal of these Societies is to provide an opportunity for faculty new to academic medicine to engage in peer-mentoring while also benefiting from guidance from content experts and more experienced colleagues. As a supplement to your departmental mentoring program, COMPAS encourages networking, the development of professional relationships and collaborations across departments.

There is a five-month commitment to this program. Sessions will be held in person the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 10-12 PM, starting on August 15, 2024. Each session with consist of a presentation/workshop followed by small group discussions.

Topics for the workshops will include:

  • Building Your Mentorship Network
  • Turning Your Passions into Scholarship
  • Understanding Communication Styles
  • Leadership as an Early Career Faculty

Dates for the sessions:


  • August 15th
  • September 19th
  • October 17th
  • November 21st
  • December 19th


We will be collecting data and requesting feedback from all participants as we work to evaluate and continuously improve the effectiveness of the program.

Application Guidelines


  • Current faculty member at the College of Medicine - Tucson
  • 5 years or less in academic medicine

If you are interested in participating in COMPAS, please submit the following:

  1. Goals for participation in the program as well as your commitment to attend all monthly sessions
  2. Letter of support from your department head or division chief

click here to submit your application   

The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 28th, 2024.