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The impact of active mentorship: results from a survey of faculty in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Education, May 2018
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Title
The impact of active mentorship: results from a survey of faculty in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital
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BMC Medical Education, May 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12909-018-1191-5
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Rochelle P. Walensky, Younji Kim, Yuchiao Chang, Bianca C. Porneala, Mirar N. Bristol, Katrina Armstrong, Eric G. Campbell

Abstract

To assess mentorship experiences among the faculty of a large academic department of medicine and to examine how those experiences relate to academic advancement and job satisfaction. Among faculty members in the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Medicine, we assessed personal and professional characteristics as well as job satisfaction and examined their relationship with two mentorship dimensions: (1) currently have a mentor and (2) role as a mentor. We also developed a mentorship quality score and examined the relationship of each mentorship variable to academic advancement and job satisfaction. 553/988 (56.0%) of eligible participants responded. 64.9% reported currently having a mentor, of whom 21.3% provided their mentor a low quality score; 66.6% reported serving as a mentor to others. Faculty with a current mentor had a 3.50-fold increased odds of serving as a mentor to others (OR 3.50, 95% CI 1.84-6.67, p < 0.001). Faculty who reported their mentorship as high quality had a decreased likelihood of being stalled in rank (OR 0.28, 95% CI: 0.10-0.78, p = 0.02) and an increased likelihood of high job satisfaction (OR 3.91, 95% CI 1.77-8.63, p < 0.001) compared with those who reported their mentorship of low quality; further, having a low mentorship score had a similar relationship to job satisfaction as not having a mentor. A majority of faculty survey respondents had mentorship, though not all of it of high caliber. Because quality mentorship significantly and substantially impacts both academic progress and job satisfaction, efforts devoted to improve the adoption and the quality of mentorship should be prioritized.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 42 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 6 14%
Student > Master 6 14%
Researcher 5 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 7%
Other 6 14%
Unknown 12 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 12%
Social Sciences 2 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 2%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 2%
Other 6 14%
Unknown 17 40%

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