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Mentoring is a relationship and learning process that results in positive outcomes for all involved. Because it can play such a critical part in career success, mentoring was the focus of the Working Group's first national workshop in 2007.

These resources address processes and expectations for the person being mentored (mentee), person providing mentoring support (mentor), and the organization. Please note: information presented here is not necessarily endorsed by, nor does it represent the views of, the NIH.

  • A Mentor: Key to Career Success
    The NIH Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) published a factsheet for mentees highlighting the importance of having a mentor and building an effective mentoring relationship.

  • Mentoring Women in Science
    A factsheet published by ORWH provides guidance on becoming an effective mentor.

  • Thoughts on Choosing a Research Mentor
    Finding the right mentor is critical to a successful and enjoyable research experience. The NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education provides tips on navigating the process of searching for labs, evaluating research programs, and reflecting on mentoring needs.

  • Mentoring and Coaching
    The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) compiled several mentoring resources for AWIS members

  • Entering Mentoring: A Seminar to Train a New Generation of Scientists
    The Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching, supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professors Program, developed a mentoring seminar. The goal of the seminar is to produce confident, effective mentors with the intention of having a far-reaching effect on the undergraduate research experience.

    Mentoring and development of successful mentorship interactions are a particular focus of SACNAS. As such, they have compiled a list of resources and best practices specific to individuals from underrepresented groups.

  • Adviser, Teacher, Role Model, Friend: On Being a Mentor to Students in Science and Engineering
    This guide from the National Academy Press attempts to summarize features that are common to successful mentoring relationships.

  • Content Collection: Mentoring Advice
    In a 2012 article, author Elisabeth Pain highlights the best Science Careers articles about mentoring.

  • GWIMS Mentoring Women Toolkit for Mentees
    The AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) developed a tool kit for mentees.

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This page last updated: August 9, 2018

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