Why Become a Mentee?
Becoming a mentee creates the opportunity for a formal multifaceted collaboration between a junior professional and a senior professional with the primary goal being the nurturing of your professional development. The USF Health Mentorship Program is a process by which you and a mentor work together to discover, develop, and maximize your potential with a long term relationship with a responsibility provide the support, knowledge, and impetus to facilitate professional success.
Roles of a Mentee
- Eagerness to learn and respect for mentor’s expertise
- Flexibility and an understanding of the mentor’s other committments
- Promptness for all meetings
- Provision of feedback, even if none is requested
- Appreciation of mentor’s time and interest
Responsibilities of a Mentee
- Arrange to meet with your mentor at least quarterly. The mentee makes the initial contact.
- Exchange contact information - office phone, cell phone, email, etc.
- Prepare an updated CV to be reviewed by your mentor prior to the first meeting
- Identify at least three short term (6-12 months) and three long term (3-5 years) professional goals to be discussed with your mentor.
- Advise the mentor and the mentorship administrator when a relationship needs to be modified or terminated
- Participate in as many mentorship program functions offered by the Office of Faculty Affairs as possible
- Participate in faculty development opportunities