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Medicine and Health Sciences

2014

University of South Florida

Mixed Methods Research

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Perceptions Of Mentoring From Fourth Year Medical Students, Stephen Charles May 2014

Perceptions Of Mentoring From Fourth Year Medical Students, Stephen Charles

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This mixed-methods research study investigated medical students' perspectives of professional mentoring through a web-based survey/needs assessment. The participants are fourth year medical students from three large urban research institutions and two regional branch campuses. The web-based survey/needs assessment was created, peer reviewed, and validated. A strategic sampling of focus groups was conducted to gather additional information regarding the results from the web-based survey. The information and data obtained from the survey and focus groups was used to provide recommendations for administrators and faculty about the mentoring program for each campus. A new proposed model of mentoring was developed ...