Mentoring Plan Template
The Mentoring Plan is designed as a template to be individualized by each fellow and his/her primary mentor at the start of the research fellowship, and revisited and revised prior to each Mentoring Committee meeting. As such, it is a living document that will evolve as each trainee progresses in their career development.
The goal of the template is to formalize the plan for the mentee to develop the research, teaching and mentorship skills necessary for a successful career. The plan is designed for a career as a physician-scientist, but can be adapted for other types of careers. The plan was developed with guidance from the six core competencies for research fellows developed by the National Post-Doctoral Association, which include: 1) Discipline-specific conceptual knowledge; 2) Research skill development; 3) Communication skills; 4) Professionalism; 5) Leadership skills; and 6) Responsible conduct of research.