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Characterization of Mentorship Programs in Departments of Surgery in the United States

Characterization of Mentorship Programs in Departments of Surgery in the United States 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Surgery American Medical Association

Characterization of Mentorship Programs in Departments of Surgery in the United States

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2016 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6254
eISSN
2168-6262
DOI
10.1001/jamasurg.2016.1670
pmid
27383863
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Abstract

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.

Journal

JAMA SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 6, 2016

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