Coaching & Mentorship

Do-it-Yourself Mentorship Playbook, Volume 1

Now on sale through the
McMaster Campus Bookstore
as our first ePublication.

About the book

Excerpt from the foreword:

"The mentee-mentor relationship cannot be created on the fly: Both parties must be engaged and enter into the process with thought and preparation. This guide serves to harmonize the preparation processes so that a mentor and mentee can be on the same page. Like a player and a coach, both must be reading from the same playbook in order to succeed."

We know mentorship can be hard to get right. Even the most talented individuals may find it useful to have a resource that can inspire action both on the part of the mentee and mentor. We hope that this resource will serve as an "inspiration book" for everyone - from the more novice of new faculty members to the seasoned academic mentor.

In this 93-page book, there are 3 sections:
1) Academics,
2) Clinical, and
3) Life.

Each section is populated by curated links to key resources and de novo activity books that you can complete with your mentees or mentors!



Meagan Doyle, MD, FRCPC


Michelle Welsford, BSc, MD, FACEP, CCPE, FRCPC

Fareen Zaver, HBSc, MD, FRCPC, ABEM, MSc MedEd (Candidate)

Teresa M. Chan, HBSc, BEd, MD, FRCPC, MHPE, DRCPSC


Alex Chorley, MD, FRCPC, DRCPSC

Joanna Mahn, MD, CCFP-EM

Teresa M. Chan, HBSc, BEd, MD, FRCPC, MHPE, DRCPSC


Emma Wyatt, MBBS, FRACP

Paul Q. Miller, MD, FRCPC, MPA

Alex Chorley, MD, FRCPC, DRCPSC

Teresa M. Chan, HBSc, BEd, MD, FRCPC, MHPE, DRCPSC

How to cite this book:

Chan, Teresa M.; Mahn, Joanna (eds). The Do-It-Yourself Mentorship Playbook: Volume 1. First edition. Digital File. Hamilton, ON, Canada. McMaster Office of Continuing Professional Development, McMaster University; 2021. ISBN: 978-1-927565-29-2. Available at: