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Mentoring is a centuries old method for assisting the personal
development and encouragement of others. It is an interpersonal
connection between two individuals, requiring specific, intentional
action by both persons. The use of a faculty mentoring agreement provides a formalized structure for senior to junior faculty sharing of wisdom and experience.
To contribute to a positive atmosphere in which the intellectual activities can germinate into a successful career in academic medicine (as researcher, clinician, teacher, and/or scholar).
To provide an opportunity for junior faculty to secure interpersonal connections in informed and supportive career development.
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