We embark upon this mentoring program for all instructors, assistant professors and associate professors of all tracks with the goal of enhancing the professional accomplishments, career trajectory to promotion, faculty engagement and satisfaction with their position at the school. Our faculty are our most valuable asset.
Faculty Mentoring Matters!
A recent national survey reveals that there is significant dissatisfaction among academic medicine faculty. In fact, 43% of faculty had plans to leave their institution or academic medicine all together because of significant dissatisfaction. The factors related to planned attrition include low relatedness, low engagement, low self-efficacy, and low school commitment to improve support for faculty.1There is an extensive literature on the value of formal mentoring programs on faculty productivity at academic medical centers. Clinical faculty who report having a mentor are more satisfied with their position in their medical schools.2Faculty mentoring programs are associated with career satisfaction, career development and advancement, self-efficacy and productivity. 3-14