What is mentoring?

In mentoring, an experienced person (mentor) works with and guides another less experienced person (mentee). It is a reciprocal relationship focused on the mentee’s personal and professional development.


Mentoring with STaRR

One of the key elements of Western Alliance’s STaRR program is the pairing of emerging researchers with a mentor who has relevant skills and experience. Feedback from the first cohort of participants indicated that this was a highly valued component of the program.

For more information please see the STaRR mentoring handbook 2024.

The mentoring handbook was developed to guide mentors and emerging researchers in establishing their mentoring relationship.


Interested in becoming a STaRR mentor?



Further resources

  • The University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research have conducted extensive research on mentoring. They have developed a range of resources to guide both mentors and mentees in optimising their mentorship. They have also developed a mentor and mentee evaluation form, which provides a useful self-reflection tool.
  • Zerzan et al. (2009) Making the Most of Mentors: A Guide for Mentees. Acad Med 84(1):140-144. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181906e8f [Open Access]