Montefiore Einstein Department of Medicine

Faculty Mentoring

Faculty Mentoring Department of Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY
Telemachus and Mentor, The Odyssey
Faculty Mentoring Department of Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY

Guidance from a well-respected mentor can be invaluable to your career.

The Department of Medicine supports the mentoring process as a way to recruit, nurture, promote, and retain a vibrant, diverse, and satisfied faculty. Mentoring services are offered to all interested junior faculty in the Department.

What is mentoring?

"Mentoring may be defined as a process whereby an experienced, highly regarded, empathetic person (the mentor) guides another individual (the mentee) in the development and re-examination of his/her own ideas, learning, and personal and professional development."

—Standing Committee on Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education, 1998

For Mentees

The Department of Medicine introduced its Mentoring Program in September 2015. Each participant will define a scholarly project that will help advance his/her career.

The program will consist of three components. Support for the completion of these projects is provided in several forms:

  1. Project mentoring: each participant is assigned a faculty mentor to support completion of the project
  2. Peer mentoring: participants meet monthly in small groups with colleagues to present and critique each others’ projects
  3. Curriculum: speakers address key topics identified by participants as important to their professional development; monthly

Mentoring Curriculum (2021-2022)




Sept 21

The Promotions Process

Penny Grossman, Ed.D

Oct 26

Turning Education into Scholarship

Felise Milan, M.D.

Nov 16


Michal Melamed, M.D.

Dec 14

Career Advancement


Jan 18

How to Create a Niche

Panel: Ulrich Jorde, M.D.; Beth McLellan, M.D.; Viraj Patel, M.D.; Manish Ramesh, M.B.B.S., Ph.D

Feb 15

How to Give a Presentation

Joshua Nosanchuk, M.D.

Mar 15

How to Get Funding

Yaron Tomer, M.D.

April 19


Gitit Tomer, M.D.

May 17

How to Publish a Paper
How to Increase your Visibility in Academia

Michelle Gong, M.D., M.S.

June 14

Work Life Integration

Liise-anne Pirofski, M.D.

The Road to Promotion

Einstein Appointment Policies  

Moving Up at Einstein: A Faculty Guide for Promotion  

Create Your CV  

Dr. Penny Grossman faculty mentoring department of medicine albert einstein college of medicine montefiore medical center bronx ny

Hands-On Assistance
Penny Steiner-Grossman, Ed.D.
Dr. Grossman is available to help junior faculty members draft and revise their CVs and teaching portfolios in preparation for promotion. Services are available by email and/or in person, at either the Einstein or Moses campus.


Mentorship Agreement Template (University of Wisconsin)

BWH Mentoring Curriculum & Toolkit (Brigham & Women's Hospital)

Diversity Mentoring Website (Einstein)

Mentoring Program Resources
(Boston University School of Medicine Department of Medicine)

UCSF Faculty Mentoring Toolkit
(meeting tools, mentoring tips, and forms)

Statistical Help
(Einstein ICTR Walk-In Statistical Center)


For Mentors

For Mentors & Mentees

Mentoring References
Selected annotated references, including finding a mentor, mentoring approaches, how to be a mentor, how to be a mentee, mentoring for clinician educators, effectiveness of mentoring, and diversity.

Mentoring Program Chairs

Elizabeth A. Kitsis, MD
Marla J. Keller, MD 

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