The Mentoring Liaison Program (MLP) supports Mentor Champions within existing training grant programs (i.e., T32s, K12s, R25s, T37s, D43s, and KL2). The basic structure of the liaison program is built on the strength of the more than 70 T/K/R/D programs currently in practice at WashU School of Medicine.
Benefits of the Mentoring Liaison Program
- Mentoring resources
- Guidelines to create a relevant mentoring curriculum
- Annual Retreat to share best practices
- Assistance with the Mentoring Component for training grant applications
Program-Specific Mentor Champion
Each training program identifies a Mentor Champion whose responsibility is to design a mentoring curriculum for the mentors and trainees within their specific training program. This individual will receive training and resources from the CRTC, which they can then modify for the specific needs of the individual T/K/R/D trainees.
Program-Specific Mentor Training
One of the main advantages of the Mentoring Liaison Program is the recognition that one size does not fit all in regard to training. The training will be individualized to best address each training program’s unique needs and opportunities. This structure promotes creativity within each training program and flexibility.
How It Works
Focus on Diversity and Inclusion
As part of an overall emphasis of the ICTS to promote inclusive practices and address areas of improvement in structural racism within the institution, the Mentoring Liaison Program
provides an opportunity to educate the next generation of clinician-scientists. The CRTC will work closely with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to develop training modules, listening sessions, and speaker events to increase awareness and commitment to equity. The focus will be on promoting equitable interactions between mentor-mentee relationships and how these practices will shape the institution.
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