Mentoring Relationships: A Mentee's Journey

Ramani, Subha, Chugh, Natasha, Chisolm, Margaret S., Hays, Richard, McKimm, Judy, Kusurkar, Rashmi, Fornari, Alice, Thampy, Harish, Wilson, Keith, Filipe, Helena, and Kachur, Elizabeth (2023) Mentoring Relationships: A Mentee's Journey. Academic Medicine, 98 (3). p. 423.

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[Extract] Mentoring relationships are ideally driven by mentees and help mentees to tackle professional challenges and/or plan career development. Mentees can choose from several mentoring formats: senior, near peer, within or outside the institution, dyadic or network, in person or virtual. Regardless of the format, mentors guide key stages of mentee professional development, balance challenging and supporting the mentee, and help the mentee to reflect and make informed decisions. The figure below illustrates how a mentee starts the journey by identifying potential mentors, meets the mentor to discuss aspirations and challenges, and formulates next steps guided by the mentor. The mentee is the architect, and the mentor is the facilitator and guide. A short- or long-term mentoring relationship can be forged based on goals and compatibility. As depicted by the ladders in the figure below, mentoring relationships may require backward jumps and restarts to deal with changing circumstances.

Item ID: 78374
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1938-808X
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2022 by the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2024 00:45
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