A Novel Large-scale Mentoring Program for Medical Students based on a Quantitative and Qualitative Needs Analysis

Philip Von Der Borch, Konstantinos Dimitriadis, Sylvère Störmann, Felix G. Meinel, Stefan Moder, Martin Reincke, Ara Tekian & Martin R. Fischer
Purpose: Mentoring plays an important role in students' performance and career. The authors of this study assessed the need for mentoring among medical students and established a novel large-scale mentoring program at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich School of Medicine. Methods: Needs assessment was conducted using a survey distributed to all students at the medical school (n=578 of 4,109 students, return rate 14.1%). In addition, the authors held focus groups with selected medical students (n=24) and faculty...