Mentorship in Academic Medicine

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-12-31
  • Publisher: B M J Books

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Mentorship in Academic Medicine is an evidence-based guide for establishing and maintaining successful mentoring relationships for both mentors and mentees.

Drawing upon the existing evidence-base on academic mentoring in medicine and the health sciences, it applies a case-stimulus learning approach to the common challenges and opportunities in mentorship in academic medicine. Each chapter begins with cases that take the reader into the evidence around specific issues in mentorship and provides actionable messages and recommendations for both correcting and preventing the problems presented in the cases. 

Accompanying the text is an interactive, online learning resource on mentorship. This e-tool provides updated resources for mentors and mentees, including video clips and podcasts with effective mentors who share their mentorship tips and strategies for effective mentorship. It also provides updated departmental and institutional strategies for establishing, running, and evaluating effective mentoring programs.

Mentorship in Academic Medicine
provides useful strategies and tactics for overcoming the common problems and flaws in mentoring programs and fostering productive and successful mentoring relationships and is a valuable guide for both mentors and mentees.

Author Biography

Sharon Straus, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital and Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

David Sackett, Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements, vii

Introduction, ix

Chapter 1: What is the evidence for mentorship?, 1

Chapter 2: What are the characteristics and behaviors of effective mentors and mentees?, 11

Chapter 3: How can you initiate mentorship?, 25

Chapter 4.1: Some effective mentoring strategies and tactics, 35

Part 1: Mentorship meetings, priority setting, and time-management, 35

Chapter 4.2: Some effective mentoring strategies and tactics, 50

Part 2: Protecting mentees from ‘‘dys-opportunities’’, 50

Chapter 4.3: Some effective mentoring strategies and tactics, 72

Part 3: Mentoring for knowledge generation, 72

Chapter 4.4: Some effective mentoring strategies and tactics, 87

Part 4: Mentoring for knowledge dissemination, 87

Chapter 4.5: Some effective mentoring strategies and tactics, 99

Part 5: Mentoring for promotion, protection, and job prospects, 99

Chapter 5: How can you assess, diagnose, and treat mentorship that is in trouble?, 110

Chapter 6: How can you initiate and maintain a mentorship progam?, 119

Chapter 7: How can you evaluate the impact of a mentorship program?, 133

Chapter 8: How can you scale up and sustain a mentorship program?, 148

Index, 153

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