Women Faculty / Student Mentoring
“A Chinese parable describes the settings of Heaven and Hell exactly alike: Each is an enormous banquet with delectable dishes on huge round tables. All are given chopsticks five feet long. In the banquet in Hell, people struggle to manipulate these awkward utensils, give up out of frustration, and starve. In Heaven, everyone serves the person across the table and each becomes abundantly full.”
Chungliang Al Huang & Jerry Lynch, Mentoring: The Tao of Giving and Receiving Wisdom, 1995
Welcome to the IUSM Women Faculty / Student Mentoring database
Medical school and residency require the navigation of several challenges and choices, and an effective mentor can make the difference between simply surviving and thriving. Further, like the parable above, the best mentor-protégé relationships are mutually beneficial. Through mentoring those who come behind us, everyone wins. New in the fall of 2009, we are changing from matched mentor-protégé pairs to the development of this database of willing mentors. The searchable database will be available so that when a student decides she’s ready to seek a mentor, she can search for and independently email a potential match.
If you are a faculty member and you’re interested in making yourself available as a mentor to women students, click here and complete the brief form. If you are a student seeking a mentor, click here. Both sites require a login through IUPUI central authentication service (CAS).