Innovative Mentoring Programs to Promote Gender Equity in Academic Medicine

In the following article, published in Academic Medicine, the authors describe the history, characteristics, and goals of four innovative programs, each in a medical school, that were established in 1998 to help faculty members of both sexes obtain mentors and thereby facilitate their career advancement. Specifically, the Office of Women’s Health (a department within the HHS) convened the National Task Force on Mentoring for Health Professionals, which determined that two principles are paramount to the success of any mentoring relationship or program: institutional commitment and institutional rewards and recognition to mentors.

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Learning Environment, Organizational Factors

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