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Leadership Academic Development


Mentors are encouraged to think about resources and experiences that can speak to the issues and topics given to them by the mentees. Discussions could focus on such topics as:

  • Lessons learned from mistakes in the past or journeys off the beaten path.
  • Research involvement or other scholarly activity.
  • Obstacles and challenges (provide examples from your own career).
  • Hierarchy and promotion in academic medicine.
  • Ask about their interest and consider generational differences when doing so.


Mentees should prepared questions or topics of discussion for their mentors prior to future meetings. These should be communicated to the mentors a minimum of two days prior to the meeting to allow time for preparation. Discussions could focus on topics such as:

  • CV review and feedback
  • Research management strategies
  • Time management strategies
  • Teaching, advising and relating to students
  • Completing grant applications
  • Career goals, short and long-term

Other Tips:

  1. Mentors, consider allowing your mentee to shadow you at an outside function if geography allows. Are they interested in legislation or research? Maybe they could attend a related event with you.
  2. Plan a less formal in person meeting and meet your mentee for lunch if possible.
  3. Feel free to contact the AAP office if you have concerns about your Mentor/Mentee match or if you are having any issues completing the program.

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