Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Scientist Professional Advisory Committee

Mentoring Subcommittee

Chair: CDR Lana Rossiter

Co-Chair: LCDR John Pesce

Co-Chair: CDR Cara Halldin

Standard Operating Procedure [PDF]

Purpose

To provide career guidance, information and assistance to junior Scientist Officers (O-4 and below) by linking them to more senior Scientist Officers who can offer a wealth of knowledge and experience in dealing with Corps issues.

Activities
  • Provide mentoring services to officers in the Scientist category. This effort is achieved by recruiting senior, experienced officers to serve as mentors to officers in need of career guidance (mentees).
  • Pair mentors and mentees based on characteristics such as career paths, field of expertise, agency, and rank.

SciPAC Mentoring Program

Mentors provide mentees with one-on-one career guidance in the areas of career assignments, mobility, awards, deployments, curriculum vitae review, career strengths and weaknesses, and recommendations to enhance promotion potential.

  • To learn more about the Scientist Mentoring Program, please read the one-page Reference Guide for mentors and mentees and the Mentoring Chapter of the Scientist Officer Handbook.
  • If you are interested in becoming a mentor or mentee, please fill out a Mentoring Program Application and submit it to the Mentoring Subcommittee Chair or Co-Chair.
  • The Mentor-Mentee Agreement document helps define the goals of a new mentoring relationship and should be completed when the mentoring relationship is initiated and on an annual basis thereafter.
  • The Mentoring Guidebook provides officers (both Mentors and Mentees) the necessary tools to establish and maintain a successful mentoring relationship.
  • The 5-Year Career Plan document provides mentors with a list of topics for discussion with the mentees in order to help them successfully navigate their careers.
  • If you want to learn more about the promotion process from officers who have been through it, the O-5 Promotion Panel Summary describes the results of panels conducted in 2016 of officers promoted to O-5 in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
  • If you want to learn more about the promotion process from officers who have been through it, the O-6 Promotion Panel Summary describes the results of panels conducted in 2017 of officers promoted to O-6 in 2014, 2015, and 2016. 

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