Mentorship for Research Success
There are increasing challenges to building a productive and successful career in academic medicine in the modern era, including increasing clinical and administrative demands and a progressively more competitive funding environment. It has become nearly impossible to navigate the academic maze in a confident and efficient manner without support, guidance, encouragement, and mentorship. A dynamic mentee/mentor relationship is therefore critical to the growth and development of future clinician-scientists. With regard to research mentorship, the mentee/mentor team must actively pursue the immediate requirements for research progress, funding, and academic advancement while simultaneously anticipating the long-term requirements for academic independence, longevity, research program building, and national recognition. This chapter outlines the lessons and pearls learned from a productive and successful research mentee/mentor relationship, with a focus on clinical research.
KeywordsMentorship Clinician-scientist Research success Health services research Research productivity
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