Mentoring in neurology: Filling the residency gap in academic mentoring

Paul R. Lee, Elisabeth B. Marsh

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Abstract

Effective academic mentoring significantly affects a physician's choice of career, academic productivity, and professional trajectory. The mentoring relationship is necessary for the continued success of medical training. It is critical to cultivate a climate in which mentoring can thrive. In order to improve the quality and outcomes of mentoring, we must adopt a comprehensive plan. There are interventions at every level of training that will ensure that the current cohort of neurologists receives the requisite expertise needed to flourish and inspire future trainees. Professional organizations must articulate a comprehensive vision of mentoring. Institutions must create an infrastructure to support mentors. Mentors should work in active partnerships with their mentees to forge sustained, productive relationships. Mentees must actively contribute to their own mentoring. Proper mentorship will ensure a bright future for academic neurology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e85-e88
JournalNeurology
Volume82
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 11 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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