“Mentorship in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: Improving ourselves and our colleagues”
Danielle MacNeil, Hadi Seikaly, Manjula Gowrishankar, Yvonne Chan, T. Ibekwe
A mentor is defined as a trusted counsellor or guide, while that of a mentee is one who is protected or trained or whose career is furthered by a person or experience, prominence or influence. Considerable evidence has emerged from fields outside of medicine, indicating that mentoring can aid in career progression and improve job satisfaction. Mentorship within medicine has developed more recently, with growing acceptance of its importance in professional and personal development. It has been recognized as a key element of career satisfaction because it has a very important influence on career guidance, research productivity, preparedness regarding career decisions, enriched opportunities for professional networking, and personal development. In spite of the benefits, many surgical institutions and organizations do not have formal mentorship programs. This workshop is designed to explore how mentorship can be used to further our personal and career development as well as that of our colleagues.
- Review the key components of an effective mentor-mentee relationship
- Examine roadblocks to successful mentoring practices
- Develop mentoring tools to maximize mentee’s learning
- Examine current mentoring relationships and identify challenges and strengths
- Assess our own personal mentoring skills and identify areas for skill development and growth
- Formulate a strategy for implementing mentoring tools and evaluating mentor performance
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