Women mentoring each other


Mentorship is a strategic priority at Weill Cornell Medicine and vital for the success of our faculty, trainees and students. Mentorship is defined as a professional, working alliance in which individuals work together over time to support the personal and professional growth, development, and success of the mentee through the provision of career and psychosocial support. This definition encompasses several core principles, namely that mentorship is defined by the relationship, expected to be longitudinal, comprised of regular meetings or contacts, is primarily for the purpose of advancing the mentee, although the mentor may also benefit and may include additional developmental processes such as teaching, advising, coaching, role modeling, and sponsorship. Mentoring activities must be rigorously undertaken to be successful and the Office of Faculty is here to support these efforts.