A course focused on navigating the mentee-mentor dynamic. Maximizing the Mentee-Mentor Relationship
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Opportunity for
  • Individuals who are early in their careers and interested in maximizing the benefit of mentee-mentor relationships. The course will focus on empowering the mentee.
  • MD, PhD, or equivalent with an interest in clinical and translational research
  • Instructors, clinical residents, and fellows
  • Post-doctoral fellows
  • Graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees accepted as space permits
Time commitment
  • Two days
Funding level
  • Tuition-free for Harvard-affiliated institutions
Session dates
  • May 24-25, 2016
Application Due
  • 5:00pm on April 15, 2016
  • Endorsements due 5:00pm on April 19, 2016
  • All applicants will be notified of their status no later than April 22, 2016.
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Maximizing the Mentee-Mentor Relationship helps emerging clinical and translational investigators navigate the complexities of the mentoring dynamic. Emphasizing the perspective of the mentee, this two-day course explores strategies for successful mentoring relationships through case studies, lectures, and interactive sessions. Each session addresses critical issues such as expectations and responsibilities, pitfalls and challenges, and communication and career development. Participants will learn practical tools for directing their own mentee-mentor relationships, and discuss the impact these relationships can have on both personal and academic success.

Course Goals:

  • Understanding the value of strong mentee-mentor relationships in career development
  • Identifying professional and personal needs and how they influence mentoring relationships
  • Learning skills to become an empowered mentee
  • Understanding the particular perspectives of the mentee in clinical and translational research, and team science
  • Exploring challenges that arise in the mentee-mentor relationship and discussing strategies to approach these issues
  • Navigating the transition from mentee to mentor

Harvard Catalyst Education Program's policy requires full attendance and the completion of all activity surveys to be eligible for CME credit; no partial credit is allowed.

The Harvard Catalyst Education Program is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.