Available online Jul 18, 2018.
[ Original ] Volume 25, Issue 2, 2016, Pages 134-141
Mentorship is important in residency training as it is necessary for personal and professional development of the
This study documents mentorship in orthopaedic residency training programme in Nigeria by assessing the
awareness of orthopaedic residents on the role of a mentor, willingness to be mentored and their perceived
reasons for the possible lack of mentors/ participation of senior colleagues in a mentorship programme
This was a descriptive cross sectional study of 37 orthopaedic residents attending a revision course of the Faculty
of Orthopaedics, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. Self-administered structured questionnaires
were used to collect data. Data obtained was analyzed using SPSS version 21.0.
The mean age of the respondent was 34.7 ± 4.7 years. The Male: Female ratio was 19:1. The average number of years
already spent in the residency programme by the respondents was 2.8 ± 0.9 years. Only 27% of residents had
participated in a mentorship programme since they began residency programme but only half were still being
mentored at the time of the study. Sixty-five percent reported no formal mentorship programme in their
institutions. However, 73% of the respondents would want a formal mentorship programme in their institution.
Ninety percent of the respondents desired to be mentored.
Most residents are willing to be mentored. Consultants and trainers should ensure that the trainees are mentored.
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Volume 25 | Issue 2
Page Nos. 134-141
Online since Jul 12, 2018