The UW Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS), in conjunction with the Office for Faculty Affairs and Development of the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH), affirms that all of our faculty, optometric providers, staff, learners, and trainees, regardless of their roles and responsibilities, contribute to fulfilling the vision and mission of the department.
The PEP Mentor Program was created to foster and promote the career aspirations of the DOVS community.
To support all DOVS faculty, staff, learners and trainees at all stages of their career to achieve full potential in their respective areas.
To support and facilitate the accomplishment of goals set during the partnership by both mentor and mentee.
To increase overall engagement in specific areas such as teaching, research and service.
Who can participate?
DOVS clinical and research faculty, including optometric providers and clinical adjunct, at various stages of their career.
DOVS learners – medical students, doctoral candidates, post-docs, residents and clinical fellows who are trained through the department.
Other trainees, such as Wisconsin Reading Center fellows, pathology fellows, visiting learners and faculty, at all career stages.
DOVS administration staff, technicians, research staff and other.
The mentoring relationship should be seen as a mutually beneficial partnership and not a burden for either the mentor or the mentee. The amount and type of mentoring will be tailored to the member’s specific roles, responsibilities and expectations for advancement in their career.