Reflection of mentors and mentees at initiation of Faculty Mentorship Program at Aga Khan University: A perspective

Rehana Rehman, Fauzia Khan, Naila Kayani, Tazeen Saeed Ali

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Abstract

Objectives: To explore perception of mentors and mentees about ‘Mentorship Program at Aga Khan University Medical College (AKU-MC) from a structured feedback form Methods: A retrospective study was conducted for evaluation of mentorship program at AKU-MC during the period from Jan 2019 to March, 2021. Responses on validated “Pre-intervention Probe Forms”, from forty-seven mentors and fourteen mentees inducted in the program were reviewed. Confidentiality and anonymity of data were deliberated. All replies to each question were entered in a separate worksheet to determine the frequency and percentage of answers. Responses conveying same message, but worded differently were then grouped. Results: All the mentees (n=14) responded positively to the question on the “understanding of the mentoring program. The mentees (n=12, 86%) recognized the potential of the program to transfer knowledge and skills, (n=11, 79%) supported its role for achievement of goals, (n=7, 50%), acknowledged its role in faculty relationships. The mentors expressed their enthusiasm to help the mentee’s in their professional development. They (n=20, 43%) offered support to set career goals, (n=29, 62%) proposed transfer of knowledge, skills, and experiences to achieve goals, (n=15, 32%) decided to be “role models”. Some (n=10, 21%) forecasted improved communication skills, (n=14, 30%) boosted leadership capabilities, (n=13, 28%) expected improved work performance, (n=15, 32%) opinioned that networking and leadership qualities will impact the growth of the mentee to meet the university’s expectations. Conclusion: Both mentors and mentees recognized the importance of the faculty mentorship program at AKU-MC for professional guidance, development and improvement in work performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1691-1695
Number of pages5
JournalPakistan Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2022

Keywords

  • Evaluation of faculty mentorship programs
  • Mentees
  • Mentors
  • Mentorship

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