Journal article

A novel approach to medical mentoring

Clare Polley, Angela Cisternino, Amy Gray

The Clinical Teacher | WILEY | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Mentoring is integral to the development of doctors in complex, pressured, work-based environments. At the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH), anecdotally mentoring was successful in informal relationships, but a formalised small group programme was not seen as effective by junior doctors (residents). Drawing from corporate and medical literature, as well as considering survey data from our junior and senior doctor cohorts, we surmised that a self-selected online approach would empower both the mentor and the mentee. METHOD: Junior resident medical officers (JRMOs), in postgraduate year 2-4 (PGY 2-4) at RCH, are invited to participate in a self-selected dyad mentoring programme. The..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by an Enhancing Education Grant from The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation.