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Leadership Academic Development

Mentors:

Mentors are encouraged to think about resources and experiences that can speak to the issues and topics given to them by the mentees. Discussions could focus on such topics as:

  • Lessons learned from mistakes in the past or journeys off the beaten path.
  • Research involvement or other scholarly activity.
  • Obstacles and challenges (provide examples from your own career).
  • Hierarchy and promotion in academic medicine.
  • Ask about their interest and consider generational differences when doing so.

Mentees:

Mentees should prepared questions or topics of discussion for their mentors prior to future meetings. These should be communicated to the mentors a minimum of two days prior to the meeting to allow time for preparation. Discussions could focus on topics such as:

  • CV review and feedback
  • Research management strategies
  • Time management strategies
  • Teaching, advising and relating to students
  • Completing grant applications
  • Career goals, short and long-term

Other Tips:

  1. Mentors, consider allowing your mentee to shadow you at an outside function if geography allows. Are they interested in legislation or research? Maybe they could attend a related event with you.
  2. Plan a less formal in person meeting and meet your mentee for lunch if possible.
  3. Feel free to contact the AAP office if you have concerns about your Mentor/Mentee match or if you are having any issues completing the program.
 

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