Category Archives: Readings and Articles

Mentoring Programs: Readings and Articles

Files JA, Blair JE, Mayer AP, Ko MG. Facilitated peer mentorship: A pilot program for academic advancement of female medical faculty. Journal of Women’s Health. 2008; 17: 1009-1015. This paper reports the experience of a pilot program at the Mayo … Continue reading

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Full Annotated Bibliography

For your convenience, this page lists all readings and articles referenced in each section of the Toolkit, plus a few additional ones, grouped by topic area.  Each citation includes a description of the article.  Click View all Citations to see … Continue reading

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Mentoring and Your Career:
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Chandler DE, Kram, KE. Enlisting Others in Your Development as a Leader. In: Self‐management and leadership development. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc; 2010: 336‐361. This is an excellent article highlighting the role of relationships both in enhancing a person’s … Continue reading

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Effective Feedback and Difficult Conversations:
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Bonetta L. “Writing a Letter of Recommendation.” Addendum to Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty. Second edition. Burroughs Wellcome Fund‐Howard Hughes Medical Institute; 2006: 1‐17. A helpful collection of “tips” for … Continue reading

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Mentoring Across Differences:
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Cross‐gender Mentoring Gersick CJG, Kram, KE. High‐achieving women at midlife. Journal of Management Inquiry. 2002; 11:104‐127. A qualitative study based on in‐depth personal interviews in 1996‐97 focused on understanding the developmental path and life structures of 10 mid‐life (35‐55) women … Continue reading

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The Life Course of Mentorship
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Holmes DR, Hodgson PK, Simari RD, Nishimura RA. Mentoring: Making the transition from mentee to mentor. Circulation. 2010; 121: 336‐340. A more general discussion of mentoring than its subtitle suggests, this article describes elements of mentoring, steps in the development … Continue reading

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Structuring the Mentoring Relationship:
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Collins E. 360 degree mentoring. Harvard Management Update. 2008; Reprint No. U0803B. This brief article suggests developing a network of mentors and seeking mentorship from peers and subordinates, as well as from those higher on the organizational chart, who might … Continue reading

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What is Mentoring?
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Sambunjak D, Marusic A. “Mentoring: What’s in a Name?” JAMA. 2009; 302(23): 2591‐2. This brief commentary attempts to clarify some of the conceptual confusion regarding the definition of mentoring by describing its structural, interactional, and temporal characteristics. Mentoring’s primary purpose … Continue reading

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