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Mentoring Opportunities

Mentors Matter 

The application period is currently closed. Please check back in May 2024.

Photo of Dr. Raquel BelfortiMentors Matter is a peer-mentoring program for physicians and advanced practitioners at any stage in their career to improve mentorship skills, enhance professional vitality, and to work on academic promotion. The application process is an open call to all faculty and advanced practitioners, applicants do need their Department Chairs support.

The program is comprised of 10 monthly 4-hour workshops, from October - July on Fridays 8:00 am - noon (view current program description here).

Session topics include:

  • What makes a good mentor? Mentoring, Coaching, and Sponsorship
  • Career Development: What are your values? What is your 5 year plan?
  • Academic promotion: Where do we stand, how can we help each other succeed?
  • Communication and Feedback
  • Kotter’s Principles of Change
  • Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • Professional Vitality: Do you have it in your career?
  • Developing Sponsorship skills for colleagues and yourself
  • Work life balance: Can you have it all?
  • Imposter Syndrome, Coaching yourself and colleagues
  • Restorative Justice Training
  • Active Bystander Training

If you have any questions, please email Raquel Belforti, DO, MS, Associate Professor of Medicine, at or Kathryn Jobbins, DO, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine at

Physician Onboarding Mentorship Program Pilot

Screenshot image of a Zoom presentationIn collaboration with the Heart and Vascular Service Line at Baystate Health, the Office of Faculty Affairs has created an Onboarding Mentorship Program pilot that pairs new cardiovascular physicians with experienced members of the service line. Onboarding mentors meet quarterly with mentees to provide support and guidance in navigating their new roles in the health system.

For more information, please email Patti Feeney, MSM, Senior Consultant for Physician Leadership Development and Engagement, Office of Faculty Affairs, at or call 413-795-1150.

(Updated June 2023)