Reflection of mentors and mentees at initiation of Faculty Mentorship Program at Aga Khan University: A perspective

Rehana Rehman, Fauzia Khan, Naila Kayani, Tazeen Saeed Ali
2022 Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences  
Objectives: To explore perception of mentors and mentees about 'Mentorship Program at Aga Khan University Medical College (AKU-MC) from a structured feedback form Methods: A retrospective study was conducted for evaluation of mentorship program at AKU-MC during the period from Jan 2019 to March, 2021. Responses on validated "Pre-intervention Probe Forms", from forty-seven mentors and fourteen mentees inducted in the program were reviewed. Confidentiality and anonymity of data were deliberated.
more » ... ll replies to each question were entered in a separate worksheet to determine the frequency and percentage of answers. Responses conveying same message, but worded differently were then grouped. Results: All the mentees (n=14) responded positively to the question on the "understanding of the mentoring program. The mentees (n=12, 86%) recognized the potential of the program to transfer knowledge and skills, (n=11, 79%) supported its role for achievement of goals, (n=7, 50%), acknowledged its role in faculty relationships. The mentors expressed their enthusiasm to help the mentee's in their professional development. They (n=20, 43%) offered support to set career goals, (n=29, 62%) proposed transfer of knowledge, skills, and experiences to achieve goals, (n=15, 32%) decided to be "role models". Some (n=10, 21%) forecasted improved communication skills, (n=14, 30%) boosted leadership capabilities, (n=13, 28%) expected improved work performance, (n=15, 32%) opinioned that networking and leadership qualities will impact the growth of the mentee to meet the university's expectations. Conclusion: Both mentors and mentees recognized the importance of the faculty mentorship program at AKU-MC for professional guidance, development and improvement in work performance. doi: How to cite this:Rehman R, Khan F, Kayani N, Ali TS. Reflection of mentors and mentees at initiation of Faculty Mentorship Program at Aga Khan University: A perspective . Pak J Med Sci. 2022;38(6):---------. doi: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
doi:10.12669/pjms.38.6.5454 pmid:35991259 pmcid:PMC9378395 fatcat:udvgowkyrzhg5isgcad2cla52i