Academic physicians with mentors produce more publications and receive more grant funding than those without mentors. Furthermore, mentorship during training can influence the mentee’s career choice and future success.1- 7 We combined the disciplines of public health research and surgery to create a unique mentoring program to enhance the academic experience for public health students and clinical surgical faculty. We report participant characteristics and academic productivity of our structured mentoring program.
Smart BJ, Haring RS, Zogg CK, Diener-West M, Schneider EB, Haider AH, Haut ER. A Faculty-Student Mentoring Program to Enhance Collaboration in Public Health Research in Surgery. JAMA Surg. Published online December 14, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4629