LIFT – Program Overview

LIFT is the college's junior faculty mentoring program derived from evidence-based mentoring practices and is a critical component to the career advancement of our faculty. LIFT is designed to enhance the vitality of our faculty by meeting mentoring needs across a broad spectrum of topics, including: career development, research and scholarly writing, teaching and clinical skills.

LIFT is a cohort-based, nine-month program (8/29/17 – 5/30/18), which combines traditional mentorship with a peer group dynamic. There will be a series of structured evening mentoring and networking events on topics related to career progression throughout the year. The program is open to all assistant and associate professors (on any track) holding a UA College of Medicine – Phoenix faculty title.

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Development at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix is committed to developing a vibrant, engaged, diverse community of faculty who have access to programs that inspire and enrich their growth and development. Many departments at the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix have active mentoring programs for their members. This program is designed to supplement the departmental mentoring programs and to aid junior and mid-career faculty in finding mentors for specific areas and needs that they have identified.

LIFT – Phoenix Goals

  • To provide primary or supplemental mentoring to junior faculty of the College of Medicine – Phoenix.
  • Expand participants' professional network to include affiliates and outside disciplines.
  • To advance the professional goals of the mentees.
  • Expose faculty to a peer group mentoring dynamic.