Mentoring Groups

Leadership Mentoring Group

New session starting January 2022!

Led by Lewis First, MD, and Bridget Marroquin, MD

Fourth Monday Monthly, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

All LCOM faculty are welcome to participate (membership in the Teaching Academy not required). Drop-ins are welcome, but only for the first meeting. New cohorts begin every 6 months.

Why join the new Leadership Mentoring Group?

If you would like to…

  • Focus on learning more about skills and principles of leadership development
  • Share challenges and successes in leadership roles
  • Collectively brainstorm strategies for high performance leadership
  • Develop your personal plan for improving your leadership skills and finding leadership opportunities
  • Network and collaborate with colleagues from College of Medicine

We will be utilizing a remote platform. Those who register with the Teaching Academy will be sent a ZOOM invite.

All participants are expected to join at least three of the initial four meetings, Mondays at 3:30- 5:00 pm.

Educational Scholarship Mentoring Group

Join us for a new year of Educational Scholarship Mentoring Group Sessions!

These are interactive sessions with ample opportunity for questions, discussion, and networking.
Attend when your schedule permits – you may attend just one or all sessions. Sessions are open to all LCOM faculty.
All sessions meet on the following Wednesdays at Noon to 1:00 PM via Zoom.  To receive Zoom info, please RSVP to

Educational Scholarship Mentoring Group Facilitators:  Katie Huggett, PhD and Cate Nicholas, MS, PA, EdD

September 22

Improving Your Journal Reviewer Skills

Zoom Recording

Passcode: T?Nh5==3 

Bonny Dickinson, PhD, MS-HPEd
Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Director of Medical Education Research, Mercer University School of Medicine
October 20 Reference Management Software Donna O’Malley, MLS
Library Associate Professor
New Date! Jan. 2022Systematic Review Types for Medical Education Katie Huggett, PhD
Director, The Teaching Academy
Alice Stokes, MLIS
Library Assistant Professor
December 15
Scholarly Writing Leigh Ann Holterman, PhD
Director of Curricular Evaluation and Assessment
Rebecca Blanchard, PhD
Senior Director of Education; Baystate Health
January 26 Developing a Grant Application for your Education Project: Fit, Scale, and ScopeGagan Bajaj, PhD
Grant Proposal Developer 
February 16 Preparing to Meet with your Statistician: Tips for Organizing your Data and QuestionsMaria Sckolnick
Statistical Design and Data Specialist
March 23 Crafting your NIH Biosketch for Education Grants and Projects Constance van Eeghen, DrPH
Assistant Research Professor
April 27 Developing the Budget for your Education Grant Proposal: The Nuts and Bolts
Gretchen Argraves
Research Administrator
Gagan Bajaj, PhD
Grant Proposal Developer 
May 25 What is a Conceptual Framework and Why Do I Need One? Katie Huggett, PhD
Director, The Teaching Academy
Cate Nicholas, MS, PA, EdD
 Director of Education and Operations, Clinical Simulation Laboratory and Director of the Standardized Patient Program
June 22  Poster Design Gary Atwood, MSLIS
Library Assistant Professor


Read more about this and other Teaching Academy Mentoring Groups past and present: Mentoring Group Descriptions.