University of Southern California


How to be an Effective Research Mentor for Medical Students

Who Should Attend

Course is targeted to Keck faculty who are current and prospective research mentors for the recently launched Resquired Scholarly Project (RSP) initiative, requiring all medical students to conduct research throughout their tenure in medical school.

Course Description

The 90 minute session will cover topics realted to characteristics of a good mentor (role modeling, attentiveness and accessibility) and how to provide effective feedback to students. There will be short lectures, demonstrations, and interactive exercises. Participants will receive a packet of reference materials and will earn CME and/or EAR credits.


Joyce Richey, PhD, Assistant Dean, Educational Affiars & Director of Required Scholarly Projects
Michelle Pato, MD, Professor and Associate Chair of Education in Psychiatry
David Hinton, MD, Professor and Director of Dean’s Research Scholars
Steven Mittelman, MD, PhD, Co-Director of MD/PhD Program
George Tolomiczenko, PhD, Co-Director of Health, Technology & Engineering Program (HTE)


90 minutes

Next Course

September 18, 2013 | Time: TBA | Location: Norris Research Tower, NRT Room LG 503-4, HSC

Course Registration

To register, please RSVP at least one week prior to the first class via email, indicating the course(s) you are attending, to

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