Mentorship and Professionalism Page

Our mission as COM Mentors is to: "Motivate, empower and advise students in their academic and professional goals, teach by example, facilitate their learning and raise the performance bar."

On behalf of Dr. Velasco:

Welcome to the TUCOM Mentorship and Professionalism page. This page will direct students, faculty and staff on the Mentorship and Professionalism Protocols.

The Mentorship Program is a critical element to our student's success. Each year every incoming student doctor is assigned an individual academic mentor. Mentors monitor students' performance and offer counsel and resources to facilitate students' academic progress and success.

DUTIES OF THE FACULTY MENTOR

  • To meet with mentees in the fall and the spring of each of their first two years.
  • To add their comments to the Mentor Form
  • To contact mentees if they have not heard from them by October 31st in the fall and March 31st in the spring.
  • Faculty will notify the Chair of Professionalism, Senior Associate Dean, Dr. Richard Riemer, via the Professionalism Report form, if the student displays positive professional behavior that distinguishes them from their peers or if there are any concerns regarding professionalism in any student.

DUTIES OF THE MENTEE

  • To contact their mentor to set up a meeting.
  • To meet with their mentor in the fall and in the spring of each of their first two years.
  • To bring their filled out Mentor Form with them to each meeting.
  • To upload their completed Mentor Form into Progress Intelligent Quotient (PIQ) online platform
  • Students may change their mentors after the first semester by submitting an Mentor Switch form to the offices of Preclinical Education. To this end, students must obtain permission from the Associate Dean for Preclinical Education.

Meeting with your mentors during the preclinical years is a requirement that aims at modelling expected professionalism behaviors. Students failing to meet with their mentors as required will be subject to a negative professionalism citation in their preclinical records and may be referred to the professionalism committee.

 




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