Title

For Residents and Fellows: What to Look for in a Laboratory Research Mentor

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

6-1-2017

Journal

Journal of Cancer Education

Volume

32

Issue

2

DOI

10.1007/s13187-015-0916-y

Keywords

Graduate medical education; Laboratory; Mentoring; Research-based career development

Abstract

© 2015, American Association for Cancer Education. Preparing for a laboratory or research-based career in academic medicine involves learning and acquiring a broad set of knowledge, skills, and experiences that facilitate the transition from trainee to faculty member. It also involves identifying and cultivating solid mentor/mentee relationships in the laboratory environment. It is well known that different skill sets and mentoring approaches are necessary for those pursuing laboratory-based research as compared with those needed for clinical practice and patient-oriented research. Here, we discuss several key approaches to help mentees identify fruitful mentor/mentee relationships.

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