Advertisement

Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp 346–348 | Cite as

The Association Between Mentor-Mentee Network Features and Publication Productivity Among Early Career Academic Generalists

  • Krisda H. ChaiyachatiEmail author
  • Joshua M. Liao
  • Gary E. Weissman
  • Anna U. Morgan
  • Judy A. Shea
  • Katrina A. Armstrong
Concise Research Reports

INTRODUCTION

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.

METHODS

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...

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare that they do not have a conflict of interest.

References

  1. 1.
    DeCastro R, Sambuco D, Ubel PA, Stewart A, Jagsi R. Mentor networks in academic medicine: moving beyond a dyadic conception of mentoring for junior faculty researchers. Acad Med. 2013;88(4):488–496.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Steiner JF, Lanphear BP, Curtis P, Vu KO. The training and career paths of fellows in the National Research Service Award (NRSA) Program for Research in Primary Medical Care. Acad Med. 2002;77(7):712–718.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Carr PL, Raj A, Kaplan SE, Terrin N, Breeze JL, Freund KM. Gender differences in academic medicine: retention, rank, and leadership comparisons from the National Faculty Survey. Acad Med. 2018.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Blazey-Martin D, Carr PL, Terrin N, et al. lower rates of promotion of generalists in academic medicine: a follow-up to the National Faculty Survey. J Gen Intern Med. 2017;32(7):747–752.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Girod SC, Fassiotto M, Menorca R, Etzkowitz H, Wren SM. Reasons for faculty departures from an academic medical center: a survey and comparison across faculty lines. BMC Med Educ. 2017;17(1):8.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    The National Academies of Sciences E, and Medicine. The arc of the academic research career: issues and implications for U.S. science and engineering leadership: summary of a workshop. Washington (DC) 2014.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Society of General Internal Medicine 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Krisda H. Chaiyachati
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Joshua M. Liao
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Gary E. Weissman
    • 2
    • 5
    • 6
  • Anna U. Morgan
    • 2
    • 7
  • Judy A. Shea
    • 1
    • 2
  • Katrina A. Armstrong
    • 2
    • 8
    • 9
  1. 1.Division of General Internal Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Leonard Davis Institute of Health EconomicsPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Division of General Internal MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  4. 4.UW Medicine Value and Systems Science LabSeattleUSA
  5. 5.Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Perelman School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  6. 6.Palliative and Advanced Illness Research Center, Perelman School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  7. 7.Division of General Internal MedicineHarbor-UCLA Medical CenterCaliforniaUSA
  8. 8.Department of MedicineMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  9. 9.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

Personalised recommendations