Mentoring and surgical training: a time for reflection!

Memon, Breda and Memon, Muhammed Ashraf (2010) Mentoring and surgical training: a time for reflection!. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 15 5: 749-754. doi:10.1007/s10459-009-9157-3


Author Memon, Breda
Memon, Muhammed Ashraf
Title Mentoring and surgical training: a time for reflection!
Journal name Advances in Health Sciences Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1382-4996
1573-1677
Publication date 2010-12-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1007/s10459-009-9157-3
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 15
Issue 5
Start page 749
End page 754
Total pages 6
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Language eng
Abstract Effective mentoring has an invaluable role in the development of surgeons at various levels and is frequently perceived vital in achieving career success. Its role therefore is only second to credentialing. However, the formal role of mentoring and learner support in surgical training remains non-existent. This is reflected in a paucity of empirical data on mentoring in graduate medical education which makes meaningful research even more difficult. This article reflects on these failings, explores the reasons for apathy towards mentoring in surgical training and why the attitudes toward mentoring remain casual and lukewarm. Furthermore the authors explore the literature on this subject to identify ways and methods of remedying the situation.
Formatted abstract
Effective mentoring has an invaluable role in the development of surgeons at various levels and is frequently perceived vital in achieving career success. Its role therefore is only second to credentialing. However, the formal role of mentoring and learner support in surgical training remains non-existent. This is reflected in a paucity of empirical data on mentoring in graduate medical education which makes meaningful research even more difficult. This article reflects on these failings, explores the reasons for apathy towards mentoring in surgical training and why the attitudes toward mentoring remain casual and lukewarm. Furthermore the authors explore the literature on this subject to identify ways and methods of remedying the situation.
Keyword Mentoring
Mentor
Mentee
Surgery
Surgical education
Graduate medical education
Q-Index Code CX
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Editorial
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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