Symbiosis: Mentors and Mentees Creating a Mutually Beneficial Relationship

Sponsored by: Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM)  

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM


This workshop may be added to your SAEM19 registration!



Mentoring is considered a fundamental element of a career in academics and has been linked to better job satisfaction and greater productivity. Mentoring relationships offer much in terms of personal and professional development for mentors as well as for mentees. Those that have a framework for the mentoring process and strategies for facilitating a mentoring conversation are more likely to be effective and enjoy their role. However, while faculty at all stages of their careers will both have a mentor and be a mentee, the relationship is fraught with potential pitfalls, and there is no standard practice for establishing symbiotic mentoring relationships. This workshop will focus on strategies for building and optimizing the mentor-mentee relationship and on providing mentees with the tools they need to be proactive, take ownership, and drive the relationship. There will also be a dedicated segment on how to reach  younger, tech-savvy colleagues.


Jill M. Baren, MD, MBE, MBA - University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Jane H. Brice, MD, MPH - University of North Carolina
Deborah Diercks, MD, MSc - UT Southwestern
Elizabeth Goldberg, MD, ScM - Brown University
Cherri Hobgood, MD - Indiana University
Angela Mills, MD - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Susan Promes, MD - Penn State Health - Hershey Medical Center
Neha Raukar, MD MS - Mayo Clinic
Susan Stern, MD - University of Washington School of Medicine



1:00 PM - 1:45 PM     Introductions, Overview of Mentorship as a Mechanism for Advancement, and Explanation of Workshop Project

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM     What It Is To Be A Good Mentor

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM     What It Is To Be A Good Mentee

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM     Giving and Receiving Feedback in a Mentorship Relationship

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM     Mentorship Pitches From Audience