“The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.” - Steven Spielberg
The University of Nebraska Medical Center is committed to the mentoring of junior faculty. Mentoring activities can be formal or informal. Formal mentoring is a directed activity over a sustained time between two faculty members who meet on a regular basis. Informal mentoring is often infrequent and may involve senior and junior faculty meeting periodically to work on recent needs of the junior faculty member.
While both have important benefits, our intent is to establish formal mentoring relationships to mentor faculty members during their early career. Faculty can also benefit from mentoring throughout their academic life, even after achieving senior administrative roles or other academic success.
Rowen K. Zetterman, MD, MACP, MACG
Director, Faculty Mentorship Programs