Dr Amy Iversen talks on the topical subject of mentoring, highlighting the value it can bring to both mentee and mentor. Speaking from personal experience, she advises on the issues to bear in mind when setting up a mentoring programme; highlights qualities which make for a good mentor; and describes typical problems to occur. Discussing evidence to support mentoring she also emphasises the need for further research if we are to take mentoring forward in medicine.


Date published: 23 March 2009

Audio running time: 18 minutes

Credits: 0.5


Learning outcomes:


By the end of this podcast we hope you will be able to:


  • understand why mentoring in medicine is important

  • identify the areas in which mentoring can be helpful

  • recognise the qualities of a good mentor

  • appreciate the typical problems that exist between mentor and mentee

  • be aware of the key research and its limitations

  • be familiar with some processes involved when establishing and running a mentoring scheme.


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Please note: This podcast was recorded in 2009. Please be aware that some of the material covered and/or guidance may have changed.
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