Mentoring and Advising FAQ
IU School of Medicine demonstrates an ongoing commitment to developing positive mentor relationships for medical students to support their academic and career success.
IU School of Medicine developed and empowers a leadership cabinet designed to support advisors and mentors as part of the Mentorship and Advising Program for MD students. Further, streamlined roles for advisors and mentors emphasize learner time and minimize administrative matters. Tools and resources are also available to support mentors and advisors in their work to guide medical students.
Students with mentors perform better as students and in their careers. Studies show that those enrolled in mentor programs:
- Are more satisfied with access to career mentoring, elective advice for scheduling and the residency application process
- Value the ongoing contact with faculty members and experienced better research opportunities
- Enjoy improved medical school performances, increased interest in research and aspirations for a better medical career
- Feel more support at a personal level and rated their overall well-being as higher
Faculty interested in participating as a mentor can submit the Volunteer Faculty Advisor Application Form.