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Positive Benefits of Being a Mentor

Enjoyment of the mentoring experience

  • Fun working with junior women faculty
  • Enjoy helping someone begin their career
  • Pride of sharing work/resources
  • Enjoy feeling appreciated and needed

General faculty improvements

  • More departmental/institutional recognition
  • Ability to recruit and retain good faculty
  • Development of junior women faculty

Success and recognition from mentee's work

  • National recognition and awards for mentee's work
  • Obtain important/valued role in the department/institution

Increased productivity

  • Obtain more research funding
  • Produce more publications
  • Enjoy helping with teaching

Professional Growth

  • Gain experience and expanded faculty role as a mentor
  • Expand clinical/research focus
  • Expose to other disciplines

Personal Growth

  • Learn how to successfully bring about change
  • Gain an appreciation of women in the workplace

Friendship and support

  • Someone with whom to share visions, ideas, and goals with
  • Someone with whom to discuss scientific research and ideas with
  • A colleague who supports mentor's goals
  • Someone who provide good feedback and keeps mentor informed
  • Someone to carry on work

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