mentoring medicine; women in medicine; mentoring women

Mentoring Women In Medicine

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Mentoring has been shown to be beneficial in many career fields, including medicine. A systematic review has shown that mentorship in academic medicine increases personal and career development and research productivity (1). However, mentoring may not always be a positive experience, particularly for women. In the field of medicine, men are three times as likely as women to describe having a mentor as a positive experience that influenced their careers, and women doctors perceive that it is more difficult for them to find a mentor than for men to find one (1). Optimising the mentoring process is important. Specifically, access to mentoring and optimising the experience of mentorship are important goals.