The results from the evaluation of the AMA mentoring scheme are clear – mentoring works, brilliantly.
Mentoring is incredibly simple, but also highly sophisticated (I thank you, Leonardo da Vinci for ‘simplicity is the ultimate sophistication’). Mentors and mentees tend to meet every six to eight weeks for a conversation. That’s pretty much it: no smoke,mirrors or magic tricks; just a focused, constructive conversation. And yet the results are often significant, as these mentees note:
‘I’ve received an incredible amount of support by having someone listen … and from them talking about their own experiences (creates the feeling that you are not the only one).’