Frequently Asked Questions

MIND Program What's your path after UCSF?

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.


Eligibility

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

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

Participating in the MIND program

Q. When can I apply next?

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


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.


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

A. No. Participants must commit to the full program at this time, including all 3 full days of coursework, and 8 months of career exploration and peer team meetings. See the Program Description for more information. Details of the 2017/2018 program dates are under Current Participants.

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

A. 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 mind@ucsf.edu before applying so that we can learn a bit more about your interests and situation. 

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

A. Applications for the 2017-18 program opened on July 24th, 2017 and closed on Sept 6th, 2017. The 2017-18 Program will run from October 2017 - June 2018. We are no longer accepting candidates for the waiting list. The next round of applications will open in 2018.

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

A. 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.