Mentor’s Corner

Mentoring for the Department of Family & Community Medicine is about allowing our faculty to hone their leadership, decision-making and critical thinking skills. Mentors Corner is about highlighting our faculty, their interests, expertise and desire to authentically connect with others!   Mentoring is a gift of one’s perspective, time and depth of experience. Galke & Swayer (2020) acknowledge that “mentoring is about more than giving advice… [mentoring] encompasses motivation and empowerment that stems from truly understanding the mentee.”

Galke, C.L. & Swayer, J.W. (2020). Mentoring in family medicine education.


Robert Ferrer, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Interested in Mentoring:  Students, residents, faculty, and community members

Areas of interest and experience for collaboration:

  • Primary care scholarship; theory and methods
  • Addressing social risk factors through health care-based interventions
  • Maximizing the public health impact of primary care by improving quality and equity, and developing mechanisms to address social determinants
  • Improving community health through intersectoral partnerships to expand practical opportunities for healthy living
  • Assembling new funding sources for community health

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 Please contact us for additional questions or if you are interested in becoming a mentor!