Title

Mentorship during transitions

UMMS Affiliation

Hahnemann Family Health Center; Center for Integrated Primary Care; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Publication Date

12-1-2017

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Behavioral Medicine | Health and Medical Administration | Integrative Medicine | Medical Education | Primary Care | Psychiatry and Psychology

Abstract

Mentorship has been repeatedly shown to be a necessary component of successful professional development. However, effective mentorship can be elusive to define insofar as "you know it when you have it," but it is hard to match the objective qualities of mentorship with the subjective experience of effective and helpful mentoring. This article explores the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association's mentorship program from the perspective of one mentor and two mentees over the course of a yearlong formal relationship. During the year, both mentees had to navigate significant transitions, including changing jobs and having a baby; these experiences are relevant for many new career professionals.

Keywords

mentorship, early career, professionalism, mentor programs, transitions

DOI of Published Version

10.1037/fsh0000284

Source

Fam Syst Health. 2017 Dec;35(4):508-510. doi: 10.1037/fsh0000284. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Families, systems and health : the journal of collaborative family healthcare

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

29283618

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