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In This Issue of JAMA Surgery
October 2016


JAMA Surg. 2016;151(10):893. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.2946

Kibbe et al characterize the status of mentorship programs in US departments of surgery. A survey was sent to 155 chairs of departments of surgery regarding the presence and structure of the mentorship program in their department. Seventy-six of 155 chairs responded to the survey, resulting in a 49% response rate. Forty-one of 76 department chairs (54%) self-reported having an established mentorship program. Data from the survey show that only half of departments of surgery have established mentorship programs, and most are informal, unstructured, and do not involve all of the key stakeholders.

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