Office of Professional Development

Trained Faculty Mentor


Applications are open for the 2022-2023 program.

Announcement of application opening and deadline will be sent via UMKC Faculty Listerv.

Objective:  This training program is for faculty who wish to serve at the School of Medicine as a Mentor for faculty in the Early Career, Mid-Career, or Longevity Career Mentoring programs. A faculty member can choose to be both a Mentee and a Mentor (if they meet the requirements).   Mentors do not need to be from the same department, division, section or affiliate as the Mentee; rather there will be a focus to pair Mentee-Mentors together who share similar academic goals.

Benefits from Completion of the Program: 

  1. Can list SOM trained Professional Development Faculty Mentor on CV as an appointed position at the SOM and training as Post-graduate training.
  2. Service as a Professional Development Faculty Mentor may further progress the Mentor’s career, fulfillment, and opportunities at the SOM.
  3. Eligible for Faculty Professional Development monetary award annually if Mentor meets with Mentee during academic year, with goal to help support scholarly pursuits.
  4. Personal fulfillment in “giving back” to SOM and faculty.


  1. Faculty member at associate professor or professor level. Associate professors can serve as a Mentor for Early Career Faculty.  Professors can serve as Mentors for Early Career, Mid-Career, or Longevity Career faculty.  Mentors can choose to be both a Mentee and a Mentor.
  2. Complete brief on-line application to be a Professional Development Faculty Mentor
  3. Attendance at formal training session

Components of the program:

  1. Formal session/workshop to gain knowledge and enhance skills that will be useful for coaching other faculty regarding career progression, fulfillment, and promotion.
  2. Agreement to meet with assigned mentee(s) as needed during the course of the Early, Mid-Career, and Longevity Career Mentoring programs.

To apply to be a Trained Faculty Mentor (click on the link or copy and paste into browser.  Application period is open for a limited time during the academic year and will be announced on faculty listserv.