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Mentoring Resources

Mentoring Workshops

The University of Maryland School Of Medicine Graduate Program in Life Sciences offers mentoring workshops for students and postdocs that would be interested in taking them. These workshops are facilitated conversations between students and postdocs on important mentoring topics that will help prepare you for future mentoring relationships as well as manage your own mentorship. Our facilitators have been trained by the Center for the Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research. These four-week 1.5-hour sessions are offered once every spring. Topics include:

  • Introduction and Effective Communication
  • Aligning Expectations and Assessing Understanding
  • Addressing Equity and Inclusion
  • Supporting Independence and Promoting Professional Development

The next sessions will be held in Summer 2023.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Aumiller, MEd, Director, Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development

Individual Development Plans

Individual Development Plans are a way to formally check in with your mentor to see how things are going and to receive feedback. They are also very useful for you to be able to see what you have accomplished and to be able to set goals with your mentor for both research and professional development. Ideally, these would be done at least every six months to a year from the start of the mentor/protégé relationship.

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Epidemiology and Human Genetics


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Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Molecular Medicine


Physical Rehabilitation Science

Multiple Mentoring Model

Multiple mentors are important for everyone. See this resource to help start setting up your multiple mentoring relationships

National Academies of Science Engineering and Math Podcast

This resource touches on some important mentoring topics that arise in the mentoring relationship:

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Student Spotlight

Meet Kanwal Mahmood Hameed

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Kanwal was recognized with the 2023 Graduate Translational Research Award for her discovery of exploiting serine metabolism for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia.

Kanwal is a fifth-year Molecular Medicine student in Dr. Ashkan Emadi's lab and plans to work in the biopharmaceutical industry when she graduates, hopefully later this year.

Learn more about Kanwal's achievements in The Elm.