Mentorship and Scholarship for Faculty

Icahn School of Medicine’s Institute for Medical Education (IME) is dedicated to the professional development of our faculty and students. The Mentorship and Scholarship Program of the IME is an initiative to guide faculty through the process of scholarly activity development and dissemination.

Most faculty members understand and enthusiastically embrace scholarly projects, but in order to advance academically, they must demonstrate that their efforts meet the criteria for “scholarship” and add value and knowledge to the teaching of health care professionals around the globe. They may have already conducted research and possibly have results thus far, but publishing and disseminating findings are what distinguish “scholarly” endeavors from “scholarship.”

Since many educator faculty have not had training in education research methodology or access to mentoring in order to successfully publish their discoveries, we have developed the Institute for Medical Education Mentorship and Scholarship Program. We focus on faculty members’ passions and areas of interest to further their important work and their growth in medical education. In order to facilitate this development, we will offer assistance with mentorship and resources such as:

  • Asking the right questions
  • Searching the literature
  • Structuring a research study
  • Assessing its success
  • Applying for grants
  • Building the skills of achieving your scholarship goals
  • Dissemination of findings

Components of professional and scholarship development

Some of the key components of the IME Mentorship and Scholarship Program at Mount Sinai include:

  • Workshops on how to structure a research project, conduct literature searches, assess interventions, seek applicable grants, and undergo the IRB review
  • Mentor matching for mentees, based on department and areas of expertise
  • One-on-one guidance and mentorship

Goals of mentorship and scholarship

The IME has established strong alliances with the Medical Student Research Office and many other faculty and leaders of Mount Sinai’s Medical Education community to continue our pioneering efforts in order to advance our cadre of innovative educators and, ultimately, the medical education field.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor or would like to be matched with an education mentor, please contact Robert Fallar at

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