Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 248–251

Mentorship in general internal medicine

Investment in our future
  • Marilyn M. Schapira
  • Adina Kalet
  • Mark D. Schwartz
  • Martha S. Gerrity


Academic development in GIM is a challenging and difficult process. Mentoring may be an essential ingredient to that process. It is important to structure programs such that these relationships can develop effectively. In doing so, GIM divisions must deal with problems raised by having young faculty with diverse research interests. By supporting good mentoring relationships, GIM divisions may help their research and tranining programs to flourish.


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© Society of General Internal Medicine 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marilyn M. Schapira
    • 1
  • Adina Kalet
    • 2
  • Mark D. Schwartz
    • 2
  • Martha S. Gerrity
    • 3
  1. 1.the Division of General Internal MedicineDuke University Medical CenterDurham
  2. 2.the Division of Primary Care Internal MedicineNew York University Medical CenterNew York
  3. 3.the Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, Department of MedicineUniversity of North CarolinaChapel Hill
  4. 4.General Medicine Department111-B, VA Medical CenterMilwaukee

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