E4758. Mentoring in Radiology: A Current Overview From Multiple Perspectives
  1. Miltiadis Tembelis; NYU Langone Hospital - Long Island
  2. Aranz Khalolollahi; NYU Langone Hospital - Long Island
  3. Jason Hoffmann; NYU Langone Hospital - Long Island
  4. Margarita Revzin; Yale School of Medicine
  5. John Hines; Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
  6. Michael Patlas; University of Toronto
  7. Douglas Katz; NYU Langone Hospital - Long Island
Mentorship is essential to radiologist at all levels of their career, starting as medical students and continuing to retirement. Despite this, there is still a lack of mentorship in the field of medicine, more specifically, in radiology. Establishment of appropriate mentorship programs is crucial to help radiologist continue to grow, promote career satisfaction, and retain radiologists at institutions.

Educational Goals / Teaching Points
-Overview of the current status of mentorship in radiology from the perspective of medical students, fellows, and junior faculty. -Discuss the importance of mentorship at multiple levels and its potential benefits in particular, including to mid-level career individuals, those in private practice or hybrid practices, and women, and in the ‘post-COVID’ era. -Explain how to conduct a successful mentor-mentee relationship, from start to finish. -Briefly review the literature on mentorship in radiology, and in academic medicine in general, and to clarify how it differs from coaching and sponsorship.

Key Anatomic/Physiologic Issues and Imaging Findings/Techniques
-What is mentoring? Who was Mentor? -Current literature on mentoring in radiology and in medicine in general: findings and limitations. -Roles of mentors and mentees. -Mentoring in radiology: medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty. -Mentoring in other fields and cross-mentoring in different medical specialties and in different fields. -Mentor versus teacher, mentor versus role model, mentor versus coach versus sponsor. -Importance of mentoring for mid-career radiologists, women, and private practice/hybrid practice radiologists. -Importance of mentoring in the ‘post-COVID’ era. -Elements of mentoring. -Potential benefits to both mentors and mentees. -Traits of successful mentors and mentees: what to look for. -How to find a mentor; how many mentors should a mentee have, and in what capacities? -How/when to set up a mentorship program and for what level(s)? -Conflicts/problems and how to resolve them. -How to modify or end a mentor-mentee relationship: what to do when a mentee becomes a colleague? -How to establish a formal mentorship program in radiology.

Understanding of mentorship, mentorship programs, and how to implement and maintain them can help radiologists and radiology departments promote a positive work environment that benefits both the individual and institution.