Mentoring: a survey of Resident Doctors in a developing Country.

Buowari DY1*, Ebirim LN2
1Department of Accident and Emergency, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.
2Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Nigeria.
*Correspondence: Dr. Dabota Yvonne Buowari; +234 803 732 4401; dabotabuowari@yahoo.com

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Abstract

Background: Mentoring is important in medicine as it cats as a guide for the mentee to follow. Formal mentoring programme is abstract in most developing countries.
Objective: To determine the importance of a formal mentoring programme of resident doctors in a developing country.
Materials and Method: This is a descriptive cross-sectional descriptive study using an 11 item semi structured questionnaire conducted in Nigeria among resident doctors.
Results: Only 36.55% (53) of respondents had mentors. Those without mentors 74 (8.43%) would love to have mentors. A greater number of respondents 89.66% (130) felt there is need for a formal mentoring programme as there are many advantages. About 77 (83.70%) would like to choose their mentor than been assigned one. about 87.59% (27) agreed that there is need for a formal mentoring programme. Resident doctors with mentors communicated with them face to face, via phone calls and emails.
Conclusion: There is a poor mentoring programme of Nigerian resident doctors.

Keywords: Mentoring, Mentor, Mentee, Resident Doctors

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