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Facilitated Peer Group Mentoring: A Case Study of Creating Leadership Skills Among the Associate Program Directors of the APPD

  • Nancy D. Spector
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    Address correspondence to Nancy D. Spector, MD, Office of Medical and Academic Affairs, St Christopher's Hospital for Children, Erie Avenue at Front Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19134.
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    From the Department of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr Spector and Dr McGregor); St Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr Spector and Dr McGregor); Department of Pediatrics, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Mo (Dr Mann); Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, Mo (Dr Mann); Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colo (Dr Anderson); The Children's Hospital, Aurora, Colo (Dr Anderson); and Department of Pediatrics, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC (Dr Narayan)
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  • Keith J. Mann
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    From the Department of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr Spector and Dr McGregor); St Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr Spector and Dr McGregor); Department of Pediatrics, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Mo (Dr Mann); Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, Mo (Dr Mann); Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colo (Dr Anderson); The Children's Hospital, Aurora, Colo (Dr Anderson); and Department of Pediatrics, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC (Dr Narayan)
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  • Marsha S. Anderson
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    From the Department of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr Spector and Dr McGregor); St Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr Spector and Dr McGregor); Department of Pediatrics, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Mo (Dr Mann); Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, Mo (Dr Mann); Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colo (Dr Anderson); The Children's Hospital, Aurora, Colo (Dr Anderson); and Department of Pediatrics, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC (Dr Narayan)
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  • Aditee P. Narayan
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    From the Department of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr Spector and Dr McGregor); St Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr Spector and Dr McGregor); Department of Pediatrics, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Mo (Dr Mann); Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, Mo (Dr Mann); Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colo (Dr Anderson); The Children's Hospital, Aurora, Colo (Dr Anderson); and Department of Pediatrics, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC (Dr Narayan)
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  • Robert McGregor
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    From the Department of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr Spector and Dr McGregor); St Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, Pa (Dr Spector and Dr McGregor); Department of Pediatrics, University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Mo (Dr Mann); Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, Mo (Dr Mann); Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colo (Dr Anderson); The Children's Hospital, Aurora, Colo (Dr Anderson); and Department of Pediatrics, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC (Dr Narayan)
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      It is well recognized that academic faculty benefit from mentoring relationships in order to achieve their professional goals, facilitate their scholarly productivity, and make meaningful contributions to their colleagues, trainees, institutions, and departments. Junior faculty are faced with many challenges in developing effective mentoring relationships, including lack of available senior faculty members with proper skill sets or interest in mentorship.
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