Goals & Outcomes


Goal 1: Enhance Student Development of Professional Competencies through the Establishment of Learning Communities

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  1. Enhance students’ development as professionals through the establishment of learning communities for students in all degree programs.
  2. Establish four learning communities for MD program (longitudinal across all four classes) in year one.
  3. Establish learning communities in MPH and GEBS beginning in year three

Topics Covered

  • Transition into medical or graduate school
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Understanding exam evaluation
  • Study Skills & time management
  • Managing stress and preventing burn out
  • Thesis preparation
  • Professionalism
  • Careers in medicine, biomedical sciences, and public health
  • Communication & leadership skills
  • Lifelong learning skills
  • Conflict management skills
  • Ethics


Goal 2: Training Faculty Mentors

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  1. Assure the success of mentoring programs through appropriate ongoing faculty development and support ongoing workshops to enhance skills of faculty mentors.

Mentoring Workshop Series

  • Core mentoring skills for all faculty
  • Key domain skills
    • Research-specific
    • Health-career/teaching specific
  • Specialized skills
    • Small Group Facilitation

QEP Workshop Topics

  • Elements of Mentoring
  • Working with Small Groups
  • Teaching Critical Thinking Skills
  • Mentee Assessment
  • Communication Skills and Assessment