Increasingly, mentoring in medicine is being recognised as a key component in training and career advancement.
“A dynamic, bi-directional learning relationship in which an experienced, “highly regarded, empathetic person (the mentor) guides another individual (the mentee) in the development and re-examination of their own ideas, learning, personal and professional development.”
The mentor is the expert in providing the framework for the conversation but the mentee is the expert in the mentee, i.e. success in achieving goals occurs when the mentee uncovers solutions for themselves, rather than those solutions offered by others.
St George runs an active mentorship program where trainees are allocated a mentor whom they can meet with every few months.
Further reading (page 64)