Benefits to mentees

Multiple studies report positive associations between having a mentor and markers of success such as number of publications, time devoted to research, career satisfaction, and promotion (refs 1, 2, 3, 4).

Working with a mentor can shorten your learning curve by giving you tips, strategies, and information on career activities and management (refs 5, 6).

Mentoring empowers junior faculty as individuals and colleagues (ref 7).

Reference List:

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  7. Boice, R. (1992). The New Faculty Member, San Francisco: Jossey Bass.