Speed dating mentoring

12-Oct-2016 23:45

Speed mentoring is a riff on speed dating that allows trainees and early career faculty to meet multiple mentors in a short time.Have you ever wished you could have ten minutes for advice or conversation with an experienced researcher outside your immediate circle of mentors? We host speed mentoring at our institution and at the national Translational Science conference.

Primarily, the practice involves multiple people that gather in a single space in order to exchange information.

On completion of interviews, residents documented their top three choices—this was used to create senior-junior resident pairings.

A cross-sectional Likert survey was conducted with univariate analysis of satisfaction with the SDM event.

Forty-two surgical residents participated in SDM—23 junior residents and 19 senior residents—resulting in 23 mentor-mentee pairings.

Fourteen pairs were generated, where both mentor and mentee were among top three choices, seven pairings generated where either/or was a top three choice, and two pairings were assigned; six pairs were assigned for nonattendees.

Primarily, the practice involves multiple people that gather in a single space in order to exchange information.On completion of interviews, residents documented their top three choices—this was used to create senior-junior resident pairings.A cross-sectional Likert survey was conducted with univariate analysis of satisfaction with the SDM event.Forty-two surgical residents participated in SDM—23 junior residents and 19 senior residents—resulting in 23 mentor-mentee pairings.Fourteen pairs were generated, where both mentor and mentee were among top three choices, seven pairings generated where either/or was a top three choice, and two pairings were assigned; six pairs were assigned for nonattendees.Meanwhile, in the United Kingdom, speed networking was introduced by Michael Piddock, future founder of event technology company Glisser, to increase employee-to-employee connections in corporate events.