The authors have no conflicts of interest to report.
Mentoring Faculty in Academic Medicine
A New Paradigm?
Article first published online: 1 JUL 2005
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Volume 20, Issue 9, pages 866–870, September 2005
How to Cite
Pololi, L. and Knight, S. (2005), Mentoring Faculty in Academic Medicine. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 20: 866–870. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1497.2005.05007.x
- Issue published online: 19 AUG 2005
- Article first published online: 1 JUL 2005
- Received for publication February 28, 2005 and in revised form March 22, 2005 Accepted for publication April 4, 2005
- academic medicine;
- collaborative peer group mentoring
In this paper, we discuss an alternative structure and a broader vision for mentoring of medical faculty. While there is recognition of the need for mentoring for professional advancement in academic medicine, there is a dearth of research on the process and outcomes of mentoring medical faculty. Supported by the literature and our experience with both formal dyadic and group peer mentoring programs as part of our federally funded National Center of Leadership in Academic Medicine, we assert that a group peer, collaborative mentoring model founded on principles of adult education is one that is likely to be an effective and predictably reliable form of mentoring for both women and men in academic medicine.