Author : Kate Sleeth

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Each and every one of us has been mentored.  We have probably experienced both good and bad mentoring and may have even had the opportunity to attempt it ourselves.  Most academics do not receive formal training on how to teach or mentor effectively, and yet they are expected to do just that.  So how do they learn the skill?  What exactly are they mentoring on?

A mentee should ideally receive training in 6 main areas according to the National Postdoctoral Association.