Mentoring students is the primary responsibility of faculty preceptors. There are many resources available to help faculty learn and incorporate effective practices in their mentoring. The Office of Graduate Education in the School of Medicine holds a mentoring workshop each semester. Topics include:
- Effective Communication
- Aligning Expectations
- Assessing Understanding
- Fostering Independence
- Professional Development
- Addressing Equity and Inclusion
- Articulating Your Mentoring Philosophy
The UNC Center for Faculty Excellence holds a similar workshop and has additional resources.
The Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology requires all new faculty members to participate in one of these workshops during their first three years of appointment, but participation is highly recommended for all trainers. GMB faculty that have participated in this workshop are indicated with the Trained Mentor badge on the faculty directory.