LGBTQ Mentoring Program

The LGBTQ Mentoring Program aims to connect LGBTQI+ students with LGBTQI+ faculty, staff, and trainee mentors. This program is open to students in the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, Physical Therapy & the Graduate Division.

Apply to be a mentor or mentee below, and share the flyer!

The goals of the program are:

  • To foster mentoring relationships between students and faculty/staff/trainees that will offer support, guidance, and resources to UCSF students
  • To provide support for students who are in the process of coming out, or who feel they are currently unable to come out in their respective fields of study
  • To expose students to the diverse professional lives and opportunities of queer members of the UCSF community
  • To provide helpful resources to students as they explore issues related to professional development
  • To help connect students to the larger LGBTQ community, both at UCSF and the Bay area
  • To provide mentors an opportunity to help students develop outside of the classroom and other formal UCSF venues
  • To increase visibility of queer professionals at UCSF
  • To provide mentorship, coaching, and sponsorship to queer students

Mentees will be expected to:

  • Commit and maintain the mentoring relationship and program for at least one academic year
  • Meet with the mentor in person at least once per quarter (3 meetings required)
  • Attend the mandatory orientation session with the mentor
  • Be punctual for scheduled meetings with the mentor
  • Attend workshops and activities hosted by the LGBT Resource Center
  • Provide feedback to the Director of the Program

Mentors will be expected to:

  • Identify as member of the LGBTQ community
  • Commit to the mentoring relationship and program for at least one academic year
  • Respect the degree of outness desired by the mentee
  • Meet with the mentee in person at least once per quarter (3 meetings required)
  • Attend mandatory orientation session with the mentee
  • Attend workshops and activities hosted by the LGBT Resource Center
  • Provide feedback to the Director of the Program