Mentoring & Career Development

This section covers frameworks for career development and strategies for mentors to build career paths in academic medicine.

It also includes an exercise on developmental networks, small groups of mentors, mentees, and other individuals who provide regular advice and support to you. If you are strategic in building and regularly re‐assessing your developmental networks, you can enhance and accelerate your growth as a leader. Instead of doing a case study in this chapter, you will go through an exercise designed as a springboard for discussion on the values and limitations of developmental networks, and how to build careers that incorporate mentoring.

Topics include:

  • How to create and cultivate developmental mentoring networks
  • Rewards and recognition for mentorship
  • Financial and organizational support for mentorship
  • Capturing mentoring on an academic (Harvard Medical School) CV