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Mentoring plays an important role in medicine and it is thought to increase wellbeing, support, career growth and empowerment.
Why Peer on Peer Mentoring?
Peers in medicine have an impact on one another and many benefits derive from fostering peer on peer relationships (Colvin and Ashman, 2010).
How RCH Peer on Peer Mentoring Works
Peer mentoring groups are 3 to 6 peers with similar backgrounds of relevance who meet to discuss specific questions and topics of shared interest. The peer groups are self-selected and made up of individuals of similar gender, specialty, career aspirations or research background etc.
For peer mentor groups to work, expectations, boundaries and roles need to be defined (Reid, 2008). In addition, appropriate guidance, support and structure of the peer group enhances group success (Files, Blair, Mayer & Ko, 2008).
To help guide the mentoring process, we have developed online modules and resources with everything you need to know.
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