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Neurology. 2013 Jun 4;80(23):e244-6. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e318298c247.

Opinion & special articles: the lost resident: why resident physicians still need mentoring.

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Department of Neurology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. rstrowd@wakehealth.edu

Abstract

Mentoring is deeply rooted in medical practice. More than just a role model, a mentor is invested in the development of the mentee, providing personal and professional support, guidance, and the means for advancement. Mentoring is vital at all levels of medical training and plays an important role in the development of academicians. Increasing clinical demands, the competitive research environment, numerous administrative pressures, and the relative undervaluing of mentoring for faculty promotion have created challenges to resident mentoring. A greater emphasis on promoting mentoring opportunities for residents is needed at many levels.

PMID:
23733556
PMCID:
PMC3716349
DOI:
10.1212/WNL.0b013e318298c247
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