Junior Faculty Mentoring
Junior faculty members must pass important milestones, including defining their area of focus, deciding which issues to pursue or forego, obtaining external recognition, and balancing family and career. With assistance from the division chief, a mentoring committee is formed. The committee consists of no fewer than three doctorate-level faculty members. One faculty member is typically from a different division or a department outside pediatrics to encourage collaboration with other departments and schools. As the faculty members’ interest and needs change so may the committee members.
A welcome letter, containing the expectations of the junior faculty, is provided to new faculty within the first few months of joining our Department of Pediatrics.