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Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Importance of Mentorship

An article published today in Academic Medicine outlines an innovative program at The David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California-Los Angeles. Everyone in medical education understands the importance of role models, advisors and mentors yet many students have a difficult time identifying them. In an effort to help this situation, the medical school developed an innovative "College Program" during the fourth year with a curriculum focusing on mentoring. Participants in the program were more likely to identify faculty mentors and felt better prepared for residency than students who didn't participate.

Click Here to read the abstract.

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