New trainees are often advised to find a “good mentor.” But what makes a “good mentor” and how do you determine if someone fulfills those qualities? Are the characteristics of a “good mentor” the same for each trainee? What expectations should a mentee have of their mentor and vice versa?

Whether you’re trying to select a research mentor, looking to tune up a mentee-mentor relationship, or looking for tips on how to be a successful mentor, check out these posts we’ve rounded up for guidance on the mentee-mentor relationship.

How to Choose a Lab and Mentor According to #AcademicTwitter
Aimee Edgeworth

Tips on how to choose a research mentor from those who have been there before. Hint: talk to those no longer on the research team (former trainees or rotation students who didn’t select the lab).

All About My Mentor
Cristina Espinosa-Diez, PhD

Cristina Espinosa-Diez defines what a mentor is and how you can find the right one.

The Crosswalk Model: Mentoring and Diversity
Edge for Scholars

JP Arroyo Ornelas, MD, PhD, shares his crosswalk theory on successful mentoring relationships for diverse trainees.

What You Should Expect From Mentors
Edge for Scholars

Advice from four senior investigators with long track records of mentoring on what trainees and mentor should expect form one another beyond research training.

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