Getting Started

During any stage in your medical career, the support, camaraderie, and perspectives of a mentor may rekindle your passion, clarify your path forward, or even open your eyes to new possibilities.

Explore the options below and check back soon to find additional resources and matching programs.

American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) Mentor Survey

This program hopes to connect DGSOM female-identifying medical students to women physicians at all levels of their careers. Our hope is that mentors and mentees will meet at least once (over the phone, Zoom, etc.) Whether or not you choose to continue further conversations or longitudinal mentorship, and how you choose to do so, is completely up to you and your mentee.
Fill out the survey to get started


Senior faculty provide concrete, one-time project-specific advice to help:

  • Conceptualize projects
  • Identify key collaborations
  • Identify potential grant sources
  • Problem-solve
  • Manuscript development
  • Get advice on tasks such as grant-writing, IRB submissions, hiring staff, and study recruitment

Learn more and request consultation

AMA Handbook: Accelerating Change in Medical Education Coaching

Coaching is emerging as an intriguing framework to provide professional development and assistance to learners in medical education. While long used in the business world, and more recently in physician circles, coaching is relatively new to the medical trainee world. Literature is still emerging regarding the best coaching practices that will lead to the best outcomes for our learners. To fill this gap, we offer this handbook.

Download handbook

Coaching for Medical Educators

The Faculty Professional Development unit offers coaching sessions for faculty related to their role as medical educators. These sessions occur at the request of faculty who have self-identified an area of interest or need related to teaching and would like personalized coaching and feedback.

  • Confidential, non-evaluative observations of teaching
  • Principles of adult learning in the instructional design of a presentation, workshop, or course
  • Redesigning a presentation, workshop, or course for an online audience
  • Integrating research-based interactive teaching strategies into teaching
  • Any other area of interest related to excellence in teaching

Request coaching

English-Language Coaching

Clear communication is a necessity in healthcare. Non-native speakers of English working in a clinical or research setting may find it personally and professionally rewarding to improve their communication skills (American English pronunciation; note writing; report writing; professional presentations; etc.) by working directly with an English-language trainer.

Contact Julie Norminton at

Program Details

The National Academy for Faculty Development and Diversity offers on-demand mentoring tools and resources. UCLA or Mednet login is required.

Learn more →