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Mentorship

Mentoring Toolkit

The CTSI-CN Mentoring Toolkit contains resources including mentoring contracts, individualized academic career plans, journal articles, mentoring program curricula and training materials, and assessment tools.

How the Toolkit Can Help You:

  • Mentors can sharpen their skills for mentoring, particularly for trainees and junior faculty engaged in clinical or translational research, by participating in a self-paced, online tutorial. They can find examples and templates of mentoring contracts to assist them in formalizing a mentoring relationship with a mentee.
  • Mentees can prepare for engagement in a mentoring relationship through the creation of an independent academic career development plan, as well as find resources available to assist them in finding a potential mentor, such as Profiles and GW's PIVOT.
  • Leaders can learn best practices for establishing a formal mentoring program, including curricula that can be customized to their department or division’s needs

To learn more please visit: Mentoring Toolkit

Mentor Development Program

One of the aims of the Research Education, Training and Career Development (RETCD) component of the CTSI-CN is to expand and develop the pool of Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) faculty mentors through the implementation of a multifaceted mentorship and leadership program, building upon existing resources and new innovative strategic initiatives across the enterprise. The CTSI-CN uses a multi-pronged approach to allow the CTSI-CN to serve as a transformative resource for mentorship development at Children’s National and The George Washington University (GW). 

  • Each fall, a one-day conference focused on mentorship is offered to the GW and Children's National community. Presentations and break-out sessions address particular needs of faculty at various academic ranks and disciplines. The annual conference provides: a) an opportunity to bring together faculty from multiple schools within the GW and Children's National community to share common experiences and learned wisdom, b) an opportunity to foster collaborations between schools and between GW and Children's National, and c) brings visibility to the importance of mentorship.
  • A Mentoring Toolkit, which contains resources including mentoring contracts, individualized academic career plans, journal articles, mentoring program curricula and training materials, and assessment tools. 
  • Consultation services for mentor program development. Individuals and/or departments may request a mentorship consultation. An initial intake will identify current resources and perceived needs, and provide linkages to resources and potential opportunities for collaboration, both within and outside of the Children's National/GW community to develop a mentoring program that will meet the group's specific needs. 
  • Development of CTSI-CN mentors. Individuals who serve as mentors for KL2 award recipients, METEOR Program students, and Children's National and GW faculty enrolled in the CTR Graduate Program are provided resources to enhance their mentoring skills, including links to online tutorials and other training materials. 

To learn more please visit: Mentor Development Program

Mentor Development Consultation Service

Individuals and/or groups may request a mentorship consultation. An initial intake will identify current resources and perceived needs, and provide linkages to resources and potential opportunities for collaboration, both within and outside of the Children's National/GW community to assist in the development of a mentoring relationship or program that will meet the individual or group's specific goals.

To submit a Mentor Development Consultation Service request please visit: Mentor Development Program Consultation Request Form

Mentored Experience To Expand Opportunities in Research (METEOR) Program

The METEOR Program is a competitive fellowship opportunity for highly-qualified underrepresented-in-medicine (URM) students who have been admitted to the M.D. Program and are interested in an academic research career. This program is supported by the Office of CTSI-CN Co-Principal Investigator Robert H. Miller, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean for Research. 

  • Work with a clinical and translational researcher who will serve as a mentor during their time in medical school and beyond
  • Enroll in the Clinical and Translational Research Scholarly Concentration
  • Complete a research elective during the fourth year of medical school
  • Complete two summer research internships, both providing stipends:
    • Prematriculation Summer Internship - Engage in educational programming and visits to National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and other local research institutions. A stipend and housing are provided.
    • Summer after Year 1 Internship - $2,500 stipend provided
  • Present and publish research projects

To learn more please visit: METEOR Program