Optimizing Your Mentoring Relationship: A Toolkit for Mentors and Mentees

  title={Optimizing Your Mentoring Relationship: A Toolkit for Mentors and Mentees},
  author={Megan Aylor and Mario Cruz and Aditee Pradhan Narayan and Col. Clifton Yu and Joseph Lopreiato and Keith J. Mann and Rhonda Graves Acholonu and Teri Lee Turner and Janet Rose Serwint and Theodore C. Sectish and Marsha S. Anderson and Nancy D Spector},
  journal={MedEdPORTAL : the Journal of Teaching and Learning Resources},
Introduction Mentorship is a vital component of academic and professional development. Mentees report positive impacts from mentorship programs, yet institutions and societies may struggle to meet their mentees’ needs due to factors such as mentor fatigue and lack of mentor training. To address this in our own professional society, the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, we developed a mentor toolkit in order to utilize a variety of mentoring models, provide faculty development for… 

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