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15. Grazer Konferenz – Qualität der Lehre: Teaching and Learning – Expanding our Resources

28. - 30. April 2011 Wien, Österreich

The mentoring-program for supporting students of the Medical University of Graz

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  • corresponding author Michael Trapp - Medical University of Graz, University Clinic of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Graz, Austria; Medical University of Graz, International Society of Biopsychosocial Medicine; IS-BPS-Med, Graz, Austria
  • author Josef Egger - Medical University of Graz, University Clinic of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Graz, Austria; Medical University of Graz, International Society of Biopsychosocial Medicine; IS-BPS-Med, Graz, Austria

15. Grazer Konferenz – Qualität der Lehre: Teaching and Learning – expanding our resources. Wien, Österreich, 28.-30.04.2011. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2012. Doc11grako50

DOI: 10.3205/11grako50, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-11grako502

Veröffentlicht: 25. April 2012

© 2012 Trapp et al.
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The use of mentoring is a widely used but not systematically explored tool in medical education. It assumes a multifaceted and complex relationship between senior and junior professionals. Clearly, when it proves effective, it allows fortifying and extending within the younger person characteristics and qualities, which are on essential part of professional development. Thus, mentoring enables ongoing physicians to learn about the environment they are becoming a part of. They get to know its priorities, its habits and usages, and they get acquainted with its leading figures, institutions and structures.

A new mentoring-program supports students of the Medical University of Graz (MUG) in their professional career and personal development [http://www.meduni-graz.at/16737]. The mentoring-program is located at the Vice Rectory for studies and education of the MUG (G. Reibnegger) and is organised and supervised by the head of the Teaching Unit „communication-supervision-reflection“ (J.W. Egger). In the first two years of studies specially trained tutors („junior mentors“) provide a peer to peer support for the students, in the following years the mentees may ask for support from “senior-mentors” (experienced teachers of the MUG).

In addition, a special postgraduate support is offered for those who want to continue their career as researchers or teachers at the MUG (located at the Vice Rectory for personal management).