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BOOK REVIEW
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 129

Guidelines for Mentoring


1 Division of Emergency Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 Palliative Care, Cancer Comprehensive Center, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Date of Web Publication31-Jul-2014

Correspondence Address:
Sami Ayed AlShammary
Palliative Care Unit, Cancer Comprehensive Center, King Fahad Medical City, PO Box 13534 Riyadh 11414, Saudi Arabia

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Ratnapalan S, AlShammary SA. Guidelines for Mentoring. J Health Spec 2014;2:129

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Ratnapalan S, AlShammary SA. Guidelines for Mentoring. J Health Spec [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Oct 1];2:129. Available from: http://www.thejhs.org/text.asp?2014/2/3/129/137891


Year of Publication: 2014

Editors: SCFHS Medical Education Group

Publisher:
The Saudi Commission for Health Specialties

Number of Pages: 11

These guidelines are well-written and address an identified need in the current Saudi Commission Residency Program. It is written in English and Arabic. The guidelines for mentoring identifies the difficulties associated with establishing longitudinal faculty-resident relationships in the current residency training programmes and suggests a formal mentorship programme to address this need. These guidelines provide information on the goals and expectations of establishing a formal mentorship program for residents.

Mentoring is the process by which an experienced person provides guidance, support and encouragement to a less experienced person. Mentorship operates under different models, which suit different purposes and change with time and need. This mentoring partnership between a faculty member (the mentor) and a resident (the mentee) usually operates under the 'apprenticeship model' where there is a hierarchy of professional positions and the trainee is mentored and taught by a more experienced professional. The guidelines state that 'Mentorship will be a formal yet friendly relationship' which would encompass a nurturing relationship that allows mentees to be able to discuss even personal issues. The mentees can then learn and try things for themselves in a safe, open environment, with their mentors acting as resources and facilitators. There is enough structure and safeguards for the proposed mentorship program to ensure that mentors and mentees achieve the goals of the program in ensuring residents academic and professional growth.




 

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