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MENTORING UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL STUDENTS: PERCEPTION OF FACULTIES ON MENTORING PROGRAM IN MELAKA MANIPAL MEDICAL COLLEGE


Abstract

Background: Mentoring was developed in the USA in the 1970s within large private-sector corporations to support junior staff. Since the 1990s, mentoring programs have been introduced in various medical professions, most frequently in the field of nursing. Mentoring is key to a successful career in medicine. Mentor programmes are increasingly common in undergraduate medicine and dentistry and many positive effects have been reported.

Objectives: To explore how teachers in medical and dental education understand their role as mentors. To explore the perceptions of faculties regarding mentoring medical students at Melaka Manipal Medical College

Methodology: Cross sectional analytic study was conducted at MMMC Melaka from February 2013 to May 2013.

Result: There were 48 faculties from Medicine and Dental (38 medicines and 10 dental) participated in this study who were teaching experiences range from 1 year to 36 year with mean 11.79 years. Regarding perception of faculties on the mentorship program, 80% of the faculties willing to discuss with the mentor regarding personal, financial issues  as well as academic performance individually, 97.9% were willing to help mentees to improve academic performance and 62.5% of faculties agree that there should have  a formal training prior to appointment as mentor 

Study Limitation: This study carried out at one medical university. It will be better if we can carry out all the medical universities in Malaysia

Conclusion: It was concluded that the roles, tasks and communication of mentor and mentees should be standardized. Mentors should have a formal training prior to appointment as mentor. 

 

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MENTORING UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL STUDENTS: PERCEPTION OF FACULTIES ON MENTORING PROGRAM IN MELAKA MANIPAL MEDICAL COLLEGE


Author Information

Kye Mon Min Swe Corresponding Author

Community Medicine, MMMC

Amit Bhardwaj

Orthopaedics, MMMC


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  • Author Information
    Kye Mon Min Swe Corresponding Author

    Community Medicine, MMMC

    Amit Bhardwaj

    Orthopaedics, MMMC

    Poster Information
    Meeting

    First International Online BioMedical Conference September 09, 2015 - September 12, 2015

    Publication history

    Received by Cureus: September 12, 2015
    Published: September 09, 2015

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    This is an open access poster distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Background: Mentoring was developed in the USA in the 1970s within large private-sector corporations to support junior staff. Since the 1990s, mentoring programs have been introduced in various medical professions, most frequently in the field of nursing. Mentoring is key to a successful career in medicine. Mentor programmes are increasingly common in undergraduate medicine and dentistry and many positive effects have been reported.

Objectives: To explore how teachers in medical and dental education understand their role as mentors. To explore the perceptions of faculties regarding mentoring medical students at Melaka Manipal Medical College

Methodology: Cross sectional analytic study was conducted at MMMC Melaka from February 2013 to May 2013.

Result: There were 48 faculties from Medicine and Dental (38 medicines and 10 dental) participated in this study who were teaching experiences range from 1 year to 36 year with mean 11.79 years. Regarding perception of faculties on the mentorship program, 80% of the faculties willing to discuss with the mentor regarding personal, financial issues  as well as academic performance individually, 97.9% were willing to help mentees to improve academic performance and 62.5% of faculties agree that there should have  a formal training prior to appointment as mentor 

Study Limitation: This study carried out at one medical university. It will be better if we can carry out all the medical universities in Malaysia

Conclusion: It was concluded that the roles, tasks and communication of mentor and mentees should be standardized. Mentors should have a formal training prior to appointment as mentor. 

 

Kye Mon Min Swe

Community Medicine, MMMC

For correspondence:
khmoneminswe@gmail.com

Amit Bhardwaj

Orthopaedics, MMMC

Kye Mon Min Swe

Community Medicine, MMMC

For correspondence:
khmoneminswe@gmail.com

Amit Bhardwaj

Orthopaedics, MMMC

Kye Mon Min Swe

Community Medicine, MMMC

For correspondence:
khmoneminswe@gmail.com

Amit Bhardwaj

Orthopaedics, MMMC

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