New researchers often face challenges in finding and focusing specific research questions. Primary care clinicians, health profession educators and community members have broad interests and varied perspectives that lead to myriad potential questions. The path from a clinical problem or a personal interest to a specific researchable question is often a long journey. A mentor can help as a guide along the way. Everyone has opportunities to be both mentor and mentee. Understanding both roles can help build productive relationships and complete successful studies. We can be more effective in both roles by developing personal philosophy, framework and skills for mentoring.
Following this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify more and less successful models of mentoring from their personal experience.
- Describe at least three complementary roles for mentors.
- Outline a Professional Development Plan.
- Join the Rural PREP community of practice in rural primary care health professions education and training
Read a brief article:
Phillips WR. Pursuing personal passion: Learner-centered research mentoring. Family
Medicine. 2018; 50:7.
In this article, Dr. Phillips describes a novel learner-centered approach to mentoring that he has developed over 20 years of working with new researchers.
This product was supported by the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under cooperative agreement #UH1HP29966. The information, conclusions and opinions expressed in this presentation are those of the authors and no endorsement by BHW, HRSA, or HHS is intended or should be inferred.