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Application to the Graduate Faculty

School of Medicine faculty interested in training graduate students are required to become members of the University Graduate Faculty. Applications are reviewed by the School of Medicine Graduate Council, at meetings that are held on the following dates for 2021:

  • Monday, January 25, 2021
  • Monday, April 26, 2021
  • Monday, August 30, 2021
  • Monday, October 25, 2021

All application materials should be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to this meeting. Please read the guidelines in the link below. The Nomination Forms mentioned in the guidelines are now electronic - please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator for the program you are interested in, to have the nomination form created and completed.

Nomination Guidelines for School of Medicine Faculty to the University Graduate Faculty

NOTE: Instructions for School of Medicine Graduate Program Coordinators/Directors regarding Graduate Faculty Nomination Forms

Mentoring Resources

  1. The Center for Mentoring serves as a central resource to support professional excellence by encouraging growth and development of faculty as mentors, scholars, and teachers.
  2. The National Research Mentoring Network is an excellent resource for mentoring material, as well as information about various programs they run such as mentor training, mentee training, facilitator training, grant writing coaching. 
  3. Nature article that discusses a survey of over 6000 graduate students is an eye-opener to the turbulent nature of doctoral research.

By becoming more effective mentors and mentees, faculty can strengthen professional interactions with colleagues, advance the mission of scholarship, and foster connections with students which prepare them for success at Pitt and for lives of impact beyond campus.