Table 1

25-Item self-assessment survey: characteristics of participants at baseline and at completion of the peer mentoring program

Questions

Pre-Event**

Post-Event**

Paired T test P-value


Mean

± SD*

Mean

± SD


1

I am satisfied with my current academic rank.

2

1.29

2.32

1.16

0.3163


2

I am satisfied with my academic accomplishments.

2.32

1.11

3.63

0.68

0.0001


3

I wish to be involved in academic projects but lack the skills to be successful.

3.37

1.01

2.42

1.07

0.0083


4

I have a career goal.

4.05

0.71

4.26

0.65

0.1628


5

I have identified specific plans to achieve my career goals.

3.37

0.83

3.78

0.94

0.007


6

I have the time to attend after-hours seminars to enhance my academic skills.

2.74

1.28

2.63

1.54

0.7162


7

I have the skills necessary to effectively search the medical literature.

3.32

1.06

4.05

0.85

0.0009*


8

I am familiar with the Office of Scientific Publications.

2.79

1.18

3.68

0.75

0.0057*


9

I understand the services offered by the Protocol Development Office.

1.74

0.93

2.37

0.96

0.0239*


10

I am satisfied with my ability to use EndNote as a toll for managing references.

2.26

1.28

3.47

1.22

0.0017*


11

I have the skills necessary to take a clinical question and develop a clinical research project.

3.58

1.07

3.84

1.01

0.3496


12

I understand the process for submitting a CR20.

2.63

1.3

3

1.2

0.0491*


13

I am satisfied with my ability to effectively use Power Point.

3.63

0.68

4.37

0.76

0.0001*


14

I have identified an effective academic mentor.

2.78

1.35

3.68

1.49

0.0737


15

I would prefer to have a same-gender mentor.

3.11

1.1

2.95

1.13

0.5778


16

I know how to apply for academic rank.

3.37

1.3

3.94

0.94

0.0229*


17

I feel confident in my ability to assist residents in designing, completing, and publishing academic projects.

2.56

1.1

3.21

1.03

0.0137*


18

I would like to become an effective mentor.

4.67

0.59

4.58

0.77

0.1631


19

I am an effective public speaker.

3.42

1.02

3.53

0.96

0.5778


20

I would benefit from training in public speaking.

3.37

0.9

3.79

0.63

0.1341


21

I would be interested in participating in a collaborative research project.

4.16

0.69

4.5

0.62

0.0827


22

I have the skills necessary to write a comprehensive review paper.

2.89

1.15

3.63

0.96

0.0017*


23

I can critically evaluate the medical literature.

3.11

1.15

3.89

0.88

0.0008*


24

I am satisfied with my ability to effectively network with other physicians in this institution to find opportunities for collaboration.

2.78

0.94

3.58

1.02

0.0027*


25

I know how to find a good mentor.

2.79

1.03

3.42

1.17

0.0419*


Post-Event Survey Only Questions


Participation in the peer mentoring program has allowed me to come nearer to accomplishing my academic career goal(s).

3.78

1.03

N/A


Would you recommend the peer mentoring program to a colleague? Yes or No

16-Yes 89% 1 did not answer


*P values that are statistically significant.

** Scale: 1, Strongly Disagree; 2, Somewhat Disagree; 3, Neutral; 4, Somewhat Agree; 5, Strongly Agree.

Varkey et al. BMC Medical Education 2012 12:14   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-12-14

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