Mentor Training Program (MTP)

The CTSI MTP has created an integrated environment for senior mentors and mentors-in-training, encouraging creative and innovative networking, discussing a range of mentoring challenges and a myriad of solutions, developing a toolbox of strategies, and using discussions and collective experiences to build a community of mentoring excellence.

Seminar topics include:

  • Mentorship from the Beginning
  • Mentoring Models and Mentor Selection
  • Aligning Goals and Expectations
  • Communicating Effectively with Mentees
  • Dealing with Mentoring Challenges
  • Mentoring Across Differences

Course Structure:

6 online modules and 4 in-person sessions at the University of California San Francisco

Team Science
Learning Objectives

The six core modules through web-based and face-to-face meetings provide an overview of the core competencies needed by mentors using learning objectives, readings (required and suggested), short lectures, videos of mentors and mentees, and exercises.

The UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is part of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (Grant Number UL1 TR991872).
Target Learners
Principal Investigators
Delivery Method
Combination of online and in-person