Mentoring Doctors is the first mentoring program start-up guide for the junior doctor mentoring program. Peak medical bodies recommend mentoring as an important support strategy for junior doctors. Based on The Townsville Hospital's Doctors for Doctors mentoring program, this book teaches you how to design and implement a mentoring program for junior doctors at your hospital. The methods described in this book enable you to have a program that:
is tailored for your setting
spans a 1-year, recurring and continuously improving cycle
encompasses junior doctor professional development, career advancement and well-being
supports junior doctor development and well-being according to individual needs
sustains itself by graduating mentees to mentors
promotes a flexible approach to mentoring.
In this book you will discover:
how to assemble a network of individuals and orient them to the shared purpose of developing resourceful, effective, resilient junior doctors
a 4-step start-up design process using the key elements: vision, mission, and action and implementation plans
guidance for revising the program beyond the first year
a set of 10-dimension implementation guidelines for: gaining sponsorship, recruiting mentors, attracting mentees, forming partnerships, training 'ready for anything mentors', delivering mentoring, communicating with mentors, information management, maintaining the program's profile, and evaluating the program
The Townsville Hospital experience: Doctors for Doctors mentoring program
Interviews with real-life mentors
Tools: questionnaires, worksheets and examples.
Authors Dianne Salvador and Dr Rachel Collings clarify the process of junior doctor mentoring program design and implementation from start to finish, across the whole year, and give a macro view of the program as well as a micro view of what happens in the mentoring partnership. This is your start-up guide to success.