Effective Mentoring for All: An Interactive Workshop on Diversity in Mentoring

February 26
Campus Library, Room CL-221/222
530 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco CA


Special Topics Educational Skills Workshop
Effective Mentoring for All: An Interactive Workshop on Diversity in Mentoring

Led by:

Louise Aronson, MD, MFA
Associate Professor of Clinical Geriatrics
Director, Pathways to Discovery
Department of Medicine

Alicia Fernandez, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department of Medicine, SFGH

Loma Flowers, MD
Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry

Alma Martinez, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director of Outreach, UCSF School of Medicine
Executive Director, Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved (PRIME-US)

Mentoring is a key element of success for every individual. UCSF’s PROF-PATH initiative was developed to examine ways to help learners to be successful in academic and research careers regardless of their backgrounds. The program’s strategies are based on the social cognitive career theory, which recognizes the importance of personal characteristics in influencing and individual's career path. At this workshop, investigators from PROF-PATH will share stories of effective mentoring strategies that have encouraged learners from health disparities populations to engage in research and academic careers.

During this workshop, participants will: 

  • Study various scenarios based on actual mentoring relationships.
  • In small groups, discuss responses to the scenarios and come up with alternative strategies for effective mentoring.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe characteristics of a successful mentoring relationship.
  • Develop plans for mentoring learners from diverse backgrounds.
  • Identify mentoring strategies appropriate for each type of learner.


The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The UCSF School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of two AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

Course No. MGR13075