Development and validation of a health profession education-focused scholarly mentorship assessment tool

Christina St-Onge
Lara Varpio
Meredith Young
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Problem PhD-trained researchers working in health professions education (HPE) regularly engage in one-on-one, or one-on-few, scholarly mentorship activities. While this work is often a formal expectation of these scientists’ roles, rarely is there formal institutional acknowledgement of this mentorship. In fact, there are few official means through which a research scientist can document the frequency or quality of the scholarly mentorship they provide.


Outcomes The STHPE assessment tool has appropriate psychometric properties and evidence supporting acceptability. It can be used to document areas of strength and areas for improvement for research scientists engaged in HPE-related scholarly mentorship.

Next steps At present, the STHPE assessment tool is the only formally developed tool for which there is evidence of validity for use by PhD-trained researchers working in HPE to collect feedback on their scholarly mentorship skills. The STPHE has been used in promotion and tenure packages to document effectiveness and quality of scholarly mentorship.


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