The Association Between Mentor-Mentee Network Features and Publication Productivity Among Early Career Academic Generalists
Research-intensive fellowships provide early career academic generalists with research training and mentor relationships that may be important for academic career success.1, 2 However, the influence of mentorship on these generalists’ publication productivity, which is associated with advancement and retention in academic careers,3, 4 is not known. We hypothesized that the network around mentors (i.e., how mentors are connected within a community of early career academic generalists, or “mentees”) is associated with mentees’ early career publications.
Between July and August 2016, we surveyed mentees who had completed clinical training as generalists (internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, or combined internal medicine-pediatrics) and completed a post-residency research-intensive fellowship (general internal medicine, general pediatrics, health services, or via the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program) between 2002 and 2007. We identified eligible...
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