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Research Letter
December 14, 2016

A Faculty-Student Mentoring Program to Enhance Collaboration in Public Health Research in Surgery

Author Affiliations
  • 1Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2currently with the Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • 3currently with the Center for Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
  • 4currently with the Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
  • 5Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 6Master of Public Health Program, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 7Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 8currently with the Center for Surgery and Public Health, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 9Deputy Editor, JAMA Surgery
  • 10Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 11Department of Emergency Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 12Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 13Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA Surg. Published online December 14, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4629

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.17 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.

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