Article: Mentorship matters for the biomedical workforce by Sally Rockey, Deputy Director of extramural research at the NIH.
An Individual Development Plan, long recommended by the Office of Postdoctoral Education, can facilitate dialogue between mentor and postdocs to plan goals for training. An IDP is now strongly encouraged by the NIH for every graduate student and postdoc supported by an NIH grant, regardless of funding mechanism.
Like the MyIDP, the Careers in Medicine site is a starting point for clinically-focused investigators.
The Mentoring Contractwas developed for use by those seeking to formalize their mentoring relationship.
Competencies developed by the CTSA Mentoring Working Group are utilized within the mentor training curriculum guide entitled Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Researchers (developed by the University of Wisconsin–Madison CTSA. This curriculum is built around six main competencies: