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Mentoring Workshop: Examining & Expanding Mentoring Practices


The growth and development of clinical programs will depend on enhancing the mentoring skills of clinical mentors for the next generation of expert clinicians. The focus of this workshop is to provide clinicians with the skills and the strategies to mentor and develop mentees toward clinical expertise. This course will facilitate the growth of clinical programs, including residency programs through the advancement of clinical teaching and best practice during clinical mentorship. Clinicians will be more effective and efficient practitioners and clinical mentors by modeling, integrating, and promoting behaviors that are congruent with a mentoring culture.

This course will be presented via an interactive didactic course format. Discussion and active participation in case presentations/scenarios related to mentorship will engage the audience in reflection and problem-solving. Current literature will be used to discuss teaching and learning styles in clinical mentorship. Participants will actively engage in role playing, peer feedback and dialogue with the instructors on the roles of the mentor and mentee in achieving a successful and reciprocal relationship in an advanced practice setting.

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Learning Objectives/Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe expected outcomes the mentee should achieve after a mentoring program
  2. Describe differences between resident mentoring from clinical instruction of the entry level student and/or training of a new employee
  3. Describe roles of the mentor and mentee, as well as the reciprocity of the mentor/mentee relationship
  4. Identify learning styles and teaching styles
  5. Integrate knowledge of learning and teaching styles to a mentoring strategy
  6. Examine roadblocks to successful mentoring practices
  7. Develp mentoring tools to maximize mentee's learning
  8. Examine current mentoring relationships and identify challenges and strengths
  9. Assess own personal mentoring skills and identify areas for skill development and growth
  10. Formulate a strategy for implementing mentoring tools and evaluating mentor performance