New study examines international perspectives regarding physician mentoring

Residency Program Insider, January 26, 2018

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Mentoring is an essential component to personal development, academic success, and career progression. A cross-sectional study was conducted of ACGME-International residency and fellowship training programs at Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar to determine their current practice of mentoring. 
Students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty completed a web-based questionnaire that asked about their current experiences, how they perceived their abilities, and if they saw any improvement in current training practices within the programs. According to the results:
•    74% of faculty members reported that they were current mentors
•    64% of resident fellows reported that they currently have a mentor
According to responses, faculty who received training in mentoring or who had an established formal mentoring program in their departments were more likely to serve as a mentor to others. Two primary recommendations were made by trainees to improve the mentoring initiative: the development of a structured mentoring program and official training available for mentors. Participants also stated their difficulty in distinguishing between mentoring and supervision.

Source: Dove Medical Press 

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