Mentor Training Workshop
There is substantial research that supports the role of mentorship in successful academic careers. Effective mentorship helps young researchers publish manuscripts, get funding for their research, and become successful members of the research community. Surprisingly, most faculty have never received training on how to be good mentors.
The CCTS’s biannual Mentor Training Workshop uses the “Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Researchers” curriculum, which has been utilized at academic institutions across the country. Its effectiveness was validated in a randomized control trial published in Academic Medicine (89:774-782, 2014). Facilitating the program are a team of eight National Research Mentoring Network-certified UIC faculty members.
[This experience] has been one of the best experiences I have had here at UIC. I found myself racing to arrive on time each week, eager to engage with the material in a very intellectually stimulating and welcoming environment. I have so far identified 7 new strategies to implement in the short term.