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SP0110 What Makes An Effective Mentor and An Effective Mentee?
  1. J. Hafler
  1. Yale University, New Haven, United States


Mentoring is a key teaching skill that is considered to be a core component of the duties of all medical school faculty. Effective mentoring requires understanding the needs of the mentee. How do we learn how to be an effective mentor? How we we learn how to be an effective mentee? As Daloz (1986) said “I resolved to look more closely at what good teachers and mentors actually do as they guide their charges along on their transformational journeys.” In this session I will explore what good mentors and good mentees can do toward achieving successful outcomes and address specific characteristics of effective mentors. This session will be of interest to mentors and mentees in research and clinical areas.

Disclosure of Interest None declared

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