Find a Mentor. Be a Mentor.
Mentorship for clinical and translational investigators is complex. The NNE-CTR Network Professional Development Core employs a team-based approach, called mosaic mentorship. Mosaic mentorship may include a matrix of senior colleagues, teachers, and peers who provide ongoing input and counseling regarding professional and scientific career development.
Our process considers all of the following in developing a mentorship plan for network investigators:
- Educational and professional background
- Career goals, with a focus on clinical and translational research goals
- Current professional and personal commitments
A successful mentorship arrangement can take many forms in terms of content and format, and while addressing the needs of the mentee, the relationships need to provide professional satisfaction to the mentors. The Professional Development Core is committed to facilitating mutually beneficial mosaic mentorship throughout the Northern New England Clinical & Translational Research Network.