There is an extensive list of resources in this section for both mentors and mentees. These resources offer suggestions for creating successful mentorships from the perspective of the mentor and the mentee. These resources address the significance of mentoring programs, success of current programs, and ideas for program improvement.


For Mentees

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Making the Most of Mentors: A Guide for Mentees

This article from “Academic Medicine” was written by Judy T. Zerzan, MD, MPH, Rachel Hess, MD, Ellen Schur, MD, Russell S. Phillips, MD, and Nancy Rigotti, MD. It addresses the importance of having mentors and provides tips for helping mentees achieve a successful mentorship.

Guiding Principles for Mentees

This information is provided by the Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona and helps mentees understand their role in the faculty mentoring program.

Mentor Networks in Academic Medicine: Moving Beyond a Dyadic Conception of Mentoring for Junior Faculty Researchers

This article was written by DeCastro R, Sambuco D, Ubel PA, Stewart A, and Jaqsi R, and it explores mentoring relationships according to faculty clinician-researchers who experienced them.

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Shaping a Career in Academic Medicine: Guidelines for Mentor/Mentee Conversations

This guide is provided by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. It is an in-depth roadmap for comprehensive mentoring of junior faculty interested in developing a career in academic medicine.

Mentoring Faculty in Academic Medicine

This paper is found in the Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM), and it discusses an alternative structure and a broader vision for mentoring of medical faculty.

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Case Reports: A “How To” Guide for Attendings

By Somnath Mookherjee, MD, and Gabrielle Berger, MD, this article offers a brief and practical guide on the “how” of preparing a case report, with an emphasis on mentoring trainees. Case reports make meaningful contributions to the medical literature, help trainees develop cognitive skills, and provide opportunities for mentorship. In addition, writing a case report can help junior attendings demonstrate scholarly activity and offer opportunities for collaboration with other specialties.

Mentoring Programs in Academic Medicine

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Mentoring Programs for Physicians in Academic Medicine: A Systemic Review

An in-depth article written by Deanne T. Kashiwagi, MD, MS, Prathibha Varkey, MBBS, MPH, MHPE, and David A. Cook, MD, MHPE that explores elements of a successful mentoring program in academic medicine.

Characteristics of Successful and Failed Mentoring Relationships: A Qualitative Study Across Two Academic Health Centers

An in-depth article written by Sharon E. Straus, MD, Mallory O. Johnson, PhD, Christine Marquez, and Mitchell D. Feldman, MD that describes the successes and failures of a 2 year mentoring program at an academic center.

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Academic Mentoring: How to Give It and How to Get It

An article written by Allen S. Detsky, MD, PhD, FRCPC, and Mark Otto Baerlocher, MD that explores the importance of academic mentoring and suggestions for both mentors and mentees.