MED661.01 (Reno)
Pack Mentorship

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Pack Mentorship
  • Short Name: Pack Mentor
  • Course Number: MED661.01
  • Location: Reno
  • Type: Non-Clinical
  • Length: 2 credits over the academic year
  • Preceptor: Brady Janes, Ph.D.

Please contact the department to verify elective availability.

Description of Rotation

During this course, you will be assigned 6-8 medical students in year 1-3. The course will begin with a training to provide you with skills to promote a growth mindset for students in an academic setting. Using these methods, you will provide longitudinal mentorship to your assigned medical students to provide them with appropriate advice using your unique perspective of medical school as a whole.


1.  Knowledge for Practice: demonstrate knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological and social-behavioral sciences, as well as the application of this knowledge.

2.  Interpersonal and Communication Skills: demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in the effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients, their families, and other health professionals.

3.  Professionalism: demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities and an adherence to ethical principles.

4.  Personal and Professional Development: demonstrate the qualities required to sustain lifelong personal and professional growth.


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3. Buddeberg-Fischer B, Stamm M, Buddeberg C, Klaghofer R: Career- Success Scale - a new instrument to assess young physicians' academic career steps. BMC Health Serv Res 2008, 8(120).


  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives