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Case: The Transition to a New Mentor

Key Phrases: Transitioning a Mentoring Relationship Long‐distance Mentoring Technical vs. Developmental Networking Emily just completed a clinical fellowship. Her mentor was Judith, with whom she worked on a very productive clinical research project during her fellowship. She had accepted a … Continue reading

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Case: The Overconfident but Unproductive Mentee

Key Phrases: Feedback when the mentee feels entitled to what hasn’t been earned Feedback when the mentee underestimates the feedback given Case Scenarios a) Your mentee wants you to get her appointed to a committee in your national specialty society. … 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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Effective Feedback and Difficult Conversations:
Readings and Articles

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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Effective Feedback and Difficult Conversations:
Learning Pearls for Mentors and Mentees

Giving and Receiving Feedback From the start, make feedback an integral part of the mentoring relationship. Feedback should be “two‐way,” with both mentor and mentee assessing their relationship at defined times. Be clear that you ARE giving feedback. Use specific, … Continue reading

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Learning Pearls for Mentors and Mentees

Case: The Mentee without Insight

Key Phrases: Mutual communication skills Giving feedback in the absence of direct observation Feedback when the mentee is competent yet lacks personal insight Case Scenarios a) You’ve been working with your mentee for the past few months, and things seem … Continue reading

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Structuring the Mentoring Relationship:
Readings and articles

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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Readings and articles

Mentoring Agreements

While mentoring relationships may be formal or informal and will likely evolve over time, a practical and thoughtful Mentoring Agreement can help both mentor and mentee discuss the important elements of their relationship and create a more mutually beneficial mentoring … Continue reading

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Case: Who is a Mentor?

Key Phrases: Understanding the mentoring relationship Clarifying expectations Establishing boundaries and responsibilities Developing a process for evaluation and communication Formal and informal mentorship David’s Perspective David is having trouble with his mentor, Ralph. David got to know Ralph during his … Continue reading

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