TABLE 1

Key Elements of the UAMS DOP FMP

ParticipationMandatory for new and junior faculty
Voluntary for mentors
Tenure- and nontenure-track faculty equally mentored
FocusPromotion from assistant to associate professor
CultureCollegial and supportive
Collaboration and advocacy
Pay it forward
ProcessFormal, time and event driven
Biannual MC meetings
Oversight and feedback loop
ProductTemplate-guided MC minutes
RecognitionMentoring excellence is a component of annual evaluation
Mentor of the Year awards
ResourcesOnline handbooks
Archived workshops and seminars
GoalRecommendation for PT review