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Introduction to mentoring

Residency Program Alert, February 21, 2020

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by Amanda Ross, BS, fellowship program coordinator, UConn School of Medicine, Connecticut Children’s; Francisco Hernandez, MBA, BA, assistant DIO and director of academic affairs, Ocean Medical Center; and Cassandra Shorter, BS, academic administrator pediatric residency program, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital


Mentoring is a relationship between two or more people that provides each party a structured professional connection to share experiences and skills. In addition to sharing experiences, mentoring is used to guide others when needed. It is suggested that all professionals find a mentor, especially early in their careers. Learning from a mentor will build your knowledge base and can provide support in areas in which your mentor may have more experience. Being a mentor, meanwhile, provides an opportunity for progressive authority and can open the door to enhancing your communication and support skills.

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