Structuring the Mentoring Relationship: Expectations & Boundaries

This section describes the importance of structuring the mentoring relationship and outlines methods to establish mutually agreeable and beneficial expectations and boundaries.

Topics include:

  • Ways to structure the mentoring relationship’s expectations and frame
  • Elements of organization
  • Pros and cons and fundamentals of effective mentoring contracts/agreements
  • Establishing responsibilities and clarifying  boundaries of the mentorship relationship
  • What leads to good and bad mentor/mentee “fit”
  • Periodic evaluation of the relationship

Related Publications

Structuring the Mentoring Relationship: Expectations and Boundaries.
Dookeran N, Fuhlbrigge R, Gottlieb B, Grodstein F, Haas A, Nadelson C, Seely E, Schoen F, Tsen L, Borus J. MedEdPORTAL Publications, September 2015.