Key PointsQuestionWhat is the status of mentorship programs in departments of surgery in the United States? FindingsResults of a survey sent to 155 chairs of departments of surgery with a 49% response rate showed that only half of departments of surgery in the United States have established mentorship programs, and most are informal, unstructured, and do not involve all of the key stakeholders. MeaningGiven the importance of mentorship to career satisfaction and retention, development of formal mentorship programs should be considered for all academic departments of surgery.
JAMA Surgery – American Medical Association
Published: Oct 6, 2016