Faculty Mentoring Program

Upcoming Events

TIPS FOR SUCCESS—Faculty Mentoring Lunchtime Series

This lunch series features distinguished faculty mentors in an informal session about mentorship, career advancement and satisfaction at UCSF. This year, our focus is on how to identify and cultivate your network of mentors and sponsors. Our mentors will address such issues as:

      • How to build a reliable and strong network of mentors?
      • Tips for how to cultivate mentoring relationships?
      • How to move to a new stage of your career and how to find new mentors that will help you get to the next level?

Light lunch will be provided.

All faculty are welcome to attend. Registration is encouraged and will reserve you a lunch, but drop-ins are welcome.


Wednesday, Oct. 7 | Noon–1:00 pm Parnassus Library, Room CL-215/216
Calvin Chou, MD, PhD

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Calvin Chou, MD, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Medicine at UCSF, staff physician at the VA Medical Center, and director of the UCSF-VALOR longitudinal clerkship program for medical students. He also holds the first endowed Academy Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at UCSF and teaches about communication and facilitation skills to learners at all levels throughout UCSF and at medical centers across the country. He has published extensively about communication, feedback, and curriculum development, and he is co-editor of the book, Remediation in Medical Education: A Midcourse
Correction, released in January 2014.

Dr. Chou will reflect about the mentors that positively influenced his own career trajectory and then will
facilitate a discussion about how to form and work with a network of mentors to develop a career as a clinician educator at UCSF.


Wednesday, Nov. 18 | Noon–1:00 pm Parnassus Library, Room CL-221
Daniel H. Lowenstein, MD

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Daniel H. Lowenstein, MD, is the Executive Vice Chancellor (EVP) and Provost, and the Robert B. and Ellinor Aird Professor and Vice-Chairman of Neurology, at UCSF. He received his BA in Mathematics from the University of Colorado and MD from Harvard Medical School, and completed neurology residency training at UCSF. Dr. Lowenstein is a clinician-scientist and educator who has studied both basic science and clinical aspects of epilepsy. As the UCSF EVC and Provost, Dr. Lowenstein serves as the Chief Academic and Research Officer for UCSF, and works in close collaboration with the Chancellor to develop and implement campus priorities and vision.

In this session, Dr. Lowenstein will reflect on the importance of mentorship in his own career advancement, and how faculty interested in leadership opportunities at UCSF can
use their mentoring team to support their goals.


For More Information

Please contact Irené Merry, Faculty Mentoring Program Coordinator or Mitchell Feldman, MD, MPhil, Associate Vice Provost, Faculty Mentoring.

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