Resources and information for mentees in a mentoring relationship
Resources and information for mentors in a mentoring relationship

Mentorship Resources

This is a great, easy-to-read book for mentees initiating a mentorship relationship, and for mentors wanting to learn tips and tricks to protect and promote their mentee. Available online through the U of T library at no cost using a UTOR ID.

Mentorship in the Department of Medicine

Our vision for Mentorship within the Department of Medicine is to:

  • Develop a pervasive culture of mentorship within the Department: Let’s make Mentorship the air we breathe 

  • Expand our capacity for mentorship: Let’s make it easier to do 

  • Evaluate and calibrate our program outcomes: Let’s make an impact and make it count 

  • Collaborate with other Portfolio and institutional leads to highlight equity and promote wellness: Let’s do it together 

All DoM Faculty are assigned a mentor at appointment. If you don't know who your mentor is, or you would like to request a new mentor, there are several people you can reach out to for help: 

Some divisions also have designated mentorship leads, your DDD can help you connect with them. If you are looking for mentorship for a specific purpose, such as promotionCFAR, or planning a career transition, the DoM has mentors and resources available to assist with these areas as well. 

In order to be a mentor, and an effective one, one must care. You must care. You don’t have to know how many square miles are in Idaho, you don’t need to know what is the chemical makeup … of blood or water. Know what you know and care about the person, care about what you know and care about the person you’re sharing with.
Maya Angelou
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Caroline Kramer, Faculty Lead - Mentorship

Dr. Caroline Kramer is an Associate Professor in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Toronto and a Clinician-Scientist at the Leadership Sinai Centre for Diabetes. She is an MD/PhD originally from Brazil and moved to Canada in 2012. Her clinical research has focused on the pathophysiology and risk factors for the development of type 2 diabetes (T2DM), risk factors for cardiovascular disease in individuals with metabolic abnormalities, and strategies for the treatment of T2DM (including lifestyle interventions). To date, her research has yielded more than 128 original peer-reviewed publications including first-authorship publications in high-impact general medical journals. She has received the Diabetes Canada Clinician-Scientist Award, Banting and Best New Investigator Award and her research has been funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Contact Caroline