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One Click Away: Digital Mentorship in the Modern Era



Abstract

Mentorship is a valuable component of the career development of junior faculty. The digital era has allowed for greater access to mentors spanning geographic barriers and time zones. This article discusses the concept of digital mentorship, as well as strategies and techniques for developing and supporting a digital mentoring relationship in the modern era.



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One Click Away: Digital Mentorship in the Modern Era


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Michael Gottlieb Corresponding Author

Department of Emergency Medicine, Rush University Medical Center

Abra Fant

Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Andrew King

Emergency Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Anne Messman

Emergency Medicine, Wayne State University

Daniel Robinson

Emergency Medicine, The University of Chicago School of Medicine

Guy Carmelli

Emergency Department, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Jonathan Sherbino

Emergency Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON


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Conflicts of interest: In compliance with the ICMJE uniform disclosure form, all authors declare the following: Payment/services info: All authors have declared that no financial support was received from any organization for the submitted work. Financial relationships: All authors have declared that they have no financial relationships at present or within the previous three years with any organizations that might have an interest in the submitted work. Other relationships: All authors have declared that there are no other relationships or activities that could appear to have influenced the submitted work.


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  • Author Information
    Michael Gottlieb Corresponding Author

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Rush University Medical Center

    Abra Fant

    Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

    Andrew King

    Emergency Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

    Anne Messman

    Emergency Medicine, Wayne State University

    Daniel Robinson

    Emergency Medicine, The University of Chicago School of Medicine

    Guy Carmelli

    Emergency Department, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA

    Jonathan Sherbino

    Emergency Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON


    Ethics Statement and Conflict of Interest Disclosures

    Conflicts of interest: In compliance with the ICMJE uniform disclosure form, all authors declare the following: Payment/services info: All authors have declared that no financial support was received from any organization for the submitted work. Financial relationships: All authors have declared that they have no financial relationships at present or within the previous three years with any organizations that might have an interest in the submitted work. Other relationships: All authors have declared that there are no other relationships or activities that could appear to have influenced the submitted work.

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    Article Information

    Published: November 11, 2017

    DOI

    10.7759/cureus.1838

    Cite this article as:

    Gottlieb M, Fant A, King A, et al. (November 11, 2017) One Click Away: Digital Mentorship in the Modern Era. Cureus 9(11): e1838. doi:10.7759/cureus.1838

    Publication history

    Received by Cureus: October 18, 2017
    Peer review began: October 26, 2017
    Peer review concluded: November 08, 2017
    Published: November 11, 2017

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    Gottlieb et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0., which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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Abstract

Mentorship is a valuable component of the career development of junior faculty. The digital era has allowed for greater access to mentors spanning geographic barriers and time zones. This article discusses the concept of digital mentorship, as well as strategies and techniques for developing and supporting a digital mentoring relationship in the modern era.



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Michael Gottlieb

Department of Emergency Medicine, Rush University Medical Center

For correspondence:
michaelgottliebmd@gmail.com

Abra Fant

Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Andrew King

Emergency Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Anne Messman

Emergency Medicine, Wayne State University

Daniel Robinson

Emergency Medicine, The University of Chicago School of Medicine

Guy Carmelli

Emergency Department, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Jonathan Sherbino

Emergency Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Michael Gottlieb

Department of Emergency Medicine, Rush University Medical Center

For correspondence:
michaelgottliebmd@gmail.com

Abra Fant

Emergency Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Andrew King

Emergency Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Anne Messman

Emergency Medicine, Wayne State University

Daniel Robinson

Emergency Medicine, The University of Chicago School of Medicine

Guy Carmelli

Emergency Department, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Jonathan Sherbino

Emergency Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON