Positive Benefits for Mentees from Mentoring Relationships

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Positive Benefits for Mentees 

Professional Growth

1

Receive assistance with long-term career planning and direction

 

  • help with clarifying career goals and course of action
  • good advice and practical help for obtaining additional training
  • advice for committees to serve, developing a promotions package, developing educational and clinical portfolios

2

Receive guidance on aspects of academic life and culture

3

Receive good basic research training

 

  • new research techniques
  • how to apply for grants
  • help planning grants
  • information about granting agencies
  • suggestions for structuring grant applications
  • collaboration with experienced faculty
  • gain desired research experience

4

Gain exposure to great teaching

 

  • new approaches to teaching
  • new ways to evaluate students
  • ways to help students with learning issues
  • understand educational scholarship
  • working with residents

5

Advance general clinical skills

 

  • clinical operations
  • clinical administration
  • handling ethical clinical dilemmas

6

Learn Specific Skills

 

  • how to give presentations
  • how to write and publish

7

Increase productivity

8

Increase recognition and acceptance in the professional community

 

  • empowered by endorsement of mentor
  • introductions to significant people in the institution
  • introductions to significant people in the field
  • opportunities to serve on major committees and boards

9

Tangible rewards

 

  • receive promotion
  • receive own funding

Personal Growth

1

Learn negotiating and communication skills

2

Gain self-confidence

 

  • to do research
  • to do educational activities
  • to perform clinical activities
  • in leadership/administrative role

3

Experience increased motivation

4

Learn to be efficient

5

Learn from the mentor's broad perspective and different philosophy

6

Learn cognitive skills, e.g. critical thinking/problem solving

7

Discover how important it is to help others

8

Develop new interests

Receive general constructive criticism and guidance

1

Receive wisdom and advice, but freedom to make own decision

2

Have an objective person with whom to discuss problems/concerns

Receive general encouragement

1

Receive support for taking professional risk

Friendship

Have a role model

Intellectual stimulation, i.e. someone with whom to discuss your science, education, clinical career path  


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