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Junior Faculty's Perspectives on Mentoring

Chew, Lisa D. MD, MPH; Watanabe, Jill M. MD, MPH; Buchwald, Dedra MD; Lessler, Daniel S. MD, MHA

Special Theme: Cultural Competence: RESEARCH REPORTS

The prevalence and characteristics of mentorship among junior faculty in clinician–scientist and clinician–educator tracks were evaluated. Comprehensive improvement strategies are needed.

Dr. Chew is a research fellow, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, VA Puget Sound Health Care System and Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Washington; Dr. Watanabe is assistant professor, Dr. Buchwald is professor, and Dr. Lessler is associate professor, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center, Seattle.

Correspondence and requests for reprints should be addressed to Dr. Chew, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Health Services Research and Development (S-152), 1660 South Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108; e-mail: 〈lchew@u.washington.edu〉.

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