Mentor-Mentee Responsibilities and Relationships

  • Arthur L. Caplan
  • Barbara K. Redman


Research training has historically followed an apprentice model, informal, minimally structured, and idiosyncratic. Adequate mentoring has been defined by the mentor and frequently derived from how the mentor has traditionally behaved with prior students. Mentees have sometimes been seen as simply ready labor for mentor projects.


Mentorship Mentee 

Additional Suggested Reading

  1. McGee R. Biomedical workforce diversity: the context for mentoring to develop talents and foster success within the ‘pipeline’. AIDS Behav. 2016;20(Supplement):231–7. (Describes necessity of mentoring diverse trainees in order to solve a particular clinical/research problem.) CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur L. Caplan
    • 1
  • Barbara K. Redman
    • 1
  1. 1.New York University Langone Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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