The Influence of Mentorship on Research Productivity in Oncology Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the impact of mentors in research productivity in oncology. METHODS: Two electronic surveys were sent out to 1009 oncologists who attended educational workshops between 1996 and 2004. RESULTS: Response rate was 41.4% (339 of 818). Respondents with mentors are more currently engaged in academic research than those without mentors. Mentorship status did not influence on self-reported publication record or on becoming principal investigators, even when adjusted for other factors. CONCLUSIONS: Mentorship is valuable to oncologists in enhancing their research experiences. In this selected group, mentorship has effects on current involvement in academic research but not on self-reported publication.

authors

  • Riechelmann, Rachel P
  • Townsley, Carol A
  • Pond, Gregory
  • Siu, Lillian L

publication date

  • October 2007