Frequently Asked Questions

For more information about being a MIND program partner, visit the Partner FAQs page.
For more information for faculty mentors, visit the Faculty FAQs page.

Is it possible to participate in the catalytic course/peer team part only, without participating in the full program?

No. At this time, participants must commit to the full program, including all 3 full days of coursework, and 8 months of career exploration and peer team meetings. See the Program Description for more information.

I have been at UCSF slightly longer than your eligibility requirements. Can I still apply? 

If you fall slightly outside of the eligibility window we may still consider your application. Note that the cut-off refers to the time of application, not the dates for the course itself (see the Eligibility Requirements for more information). If you are beyond the eligibility cut-off, please contact before applying so that we can learn a bit more about your interests and situation. 

I missed the application deadline. When can I apply next?

The next round of applications will tentatively open in July-August 2018. For your reference, applications from previous years opened June-July, and applicants were notified of their acceptance or rejection from the program in July-August. The 2018-19 Program will tentatively run from October 2018 - June 2019.

Will you tell my program and/ PI of my application to MIND (or participation in MIND)?

No. The MIND program was designed to work around your other commitments at UCSF, and it is up to you to decide whether to discuss your participation with your PI. We do encourage trainees to discuss their career plans with their mentors, and if you would like assistance with strategies for approaching such a conversation please feel free to make an appointment with the Office of Career and Professional Development.