Teaching and Mentoring



  • Communication, critical thinking, and professionalism competencies are critical to teaching and mentoring.
  • Teaching involves:
    • designing the learning environment (includes developing learning objectives and curricula), providing resources to facilitate learning
    • modeling the process of effective learning in the subject matter
    • evaluating whether learning occurred.
  • Mentoring is influencing the career development and career satisfaction of a colleague by acting as an advocate, coach, teacher, guide, role model, benevolent authority, door opener, resource, cheerful critic, and career enthusiast.


Participants will be able to describe :

  1. A variety of teaching strategies appropriate to the goals and context of the session.
  2. The principles of adult learning.
  3. The characteristics of a positive mentoring relationship, including confidentiality, mutuality of purpose, and trust.
  4. The responsibilities of both parties in the mentor-mentee relationship.

Participants will:

  1. Recognize and create learning opportunities for others.
  2. Participate in a mutually beneficial mentoring relationship.
  3. Teach and present in a variety of settings.
  4. Incorporate feedback from learners to improve your skills.
  5. Give and receive constructive feedback about behaviors and performance

Core Seminar

  • Creative Teaching

Self-Directed Learning

  • Patient handout/patient education
  • Presentation

Community Activity

  • How do teaching and mentoring relate to your community activity?

Participation in Faculty Activities

  • What informal or formal teaching do you observe in the division?
  • Do you observe any mentoring relationships?

Leadership Journal & Portfolio

  • What are most effective parts of a mentoring relationship?
  • How might a mentoring approach change from situation to situation?
  • How does mentoring help reduce disparities?

Clinical Preparation

  • Patient handout/patient education
  • Presentation
  • Participation in meetings