Minority Housestaff for Academic and Medical Achievement


MHAMA Roles: Mentor and Mentee

Key Characteristics of a Vanderbilt University Mentor:

  • Someone willing to believe in you and your success
  • Someone who is not afraid to tell you what you don’t want to hear
  • Someone who challenges you to look at the “big picture” of your professional development
  • Someone well-connected to the medical community at large

Key Characteristics of a Motivated Mentee:

  • Someone who recognizes the value of input and perspective from a  seasoned professional
  • Someone who raises questions about his or her own performance throughout the training years.
  • Someone who stays connected with his or her mentor despite a busy clinical schedule 

Becoming Involved