Why Mentorship Matters: Students, Staff and Sustainability in Interprofessional Education

Journal of Interprofessional Care, January 2008, 22(1).

3 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2015

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Steven Hoffman

York University; Harvard University

Alexandra Harris

University of Toronto - Department of Medicine

Daniel Rosenfield

University of Toronto - Department of Medicine

Date Written: January 1, 2008

Abstract

Mentors and positive role models are almost always instrumental in guiding students towards a particular career path. In the context of interprofessional education this is also true of positive role models among students who aid their peers and will take a leading role in these education programs moving forward. Providing strong mentorship programs for student leaders that engage their values, guide them in accordance with principles of self-directed learning, and create greater awareness of the opportunities that facilitate self-discovery and maturation, will ensure the future success of interprofessional education programs.

Keywords: interprofessional education, student, leadership, mentor, mentorship, role models, student leaders, self-discovery, self-directed learning

Suggested Citation

Hoffman, Steven and Harris, Alexandra and Rosenfield, Daniel, Why Mentorship Matters: Students, Staff and Sustainability in Interprofessional Education (January 1, 2008). Journal of Interprofessional Care, January 2008, 22(1).. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2693829

Steven Hoffman (Contact Author)

York University ( email )

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Harvard University ( email )

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Alexandra Harris

University of Toronto - Department of Medicine ( email )

Toronto
Canada

Daniel Rosenfield

University of Toronto - Department of Medicine

Toronto
Canada

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