Mentorship Plan

We have a strong department mentoring plan, including every junior faculty member having a designated research mentor and promotions mentor, professional development content for assistant and associate professors, and community-building/networking across the department.

Tools Developed for Pediatrics:

  • Use the Mentoring Map adapted for Pediatrics from the tool developed by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)
  • Join one of the Peer Writing Groups formed by Assistant Professors in Pediatrics
Master Mentoring Program

UMN Med School Master Mentoring Program

The Medical School Master Mentoring Program is designed to provide additional support to faculty as they work to successfully pursue their intellectual passions, advance in their academic medicine careers, and become future leaders at the University of Minnesota.



As an institutional member of the NCFDD, UMN graduate students, post-docs, and faculty can sign up to receive institutional resources at no cost. Once you sign-up you will have access to resources and support including:

  • Monthly core curriculum, guest expert webinars, and multi-week courses
  • Audio and video recordings, slides, and transcripts from all webinars
  • Discounted Faculty Success Program registration
  • The Monday Motivator (weekly email including productivity tips)
  • Career Center resources
  • Helpful Mentoring Resources Map to assess and develop your mentoring network

To Activate your UMN Institutional Membership: 

  • Visit
  • Fill in your Registration Information at the bottom of the page
  • Complete the registration process
  • You will receive a welcome email within 24 business hours confirming that your account is active and that you can access NCFDD resources 
Career Mentoring

Med Hub Career Mentoring

The Medical School is committed to ensuring that all faculty members receive the mentoring they need to excel in their professional roles and lead successful, satisfying careers at the University of Minnesota.  Use the Med Hub Career Mentoring Resources page resource to find broader information on departmental mentoring programs, career planning tools, mentoring meeting tools, the Master Mentoring program, and much more!

Peer Mentoring

Peer Mentoring

A Peer Mentor can serve as a resource, a helping hand, a sounding board, and a referral service. The job of peer mentors is to provide support, encouragement, and information to colleagues in their department who share academic interests.