Northeast Evidence-Based Mentor Training Consortium
Principal Investigator: Hal Strelnick, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center
Rationale: A consensus had formed that effective mentoring is critical across a broad range of professional fields and for success in research in particular. Numerous studies, unfortunately, have found that faculty of color in medicine generally receive less mentoring than their peers. Well-designed research on mentoring’s effect on career development and research productivity is limited, as are rigorously designed studies to test how to improve mentoring skills.
Hypothesis: The Northeast Evidence-Based Mentoring Training Consortium will test the “proof of concept” of whether training institutional leaders in teams of 4-5 faculty members in the evidence-based Facilitating Entering Mentoring curriculum and then providing modest financial, logistical, and consultant support results in their conducting Entering Mentoring workshops at their home institutions and establishing a peer mentoring Consortium.
Specific Aims of the Northeast Evidence-Based Mentor Training Consortium are:
- To recruit & train a cohort of 50 diverse senior faculty in leading Entering Mentoring & Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Researchers workshops at their home institutions through 2 full-day workshops collaborating with the UW Mentor Training Core.
- Provide logistical, technical, and material support for Consortium-trained faculty to lead Entering Mentoring and Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Researchers workshops at their home institutions in the following year.
- Evaluate the success of this regional Consortium model for disseminating the Entering Mentoring and Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Researchers curricula by its level of implementation and participation by the Consortium members.