How should I go about finding a mentor?BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/sbmj.j5723 (Published 08 January 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:j5723
- Sophia Bourne, careers consultant, British Medical Association
How should I go about finding a mentor?
Rosie Bate, fourth year medical student, University of Leicester
Mentoring is a supportive professional relationship, where a more experienced colleague (mentor) advises and guides someone who is less experienced (mentee). An effective mentoring relationship is based on trust, and provides a means to explore career pathways, clarify goals, and broaden your knowledge and skills. Mentees also report that having a mentor has helped them grow in confidence and feel more inspired about their career, …