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Keimyung Medical Journal 2016;35(2):113-121.
Published online December 19, 2016.
Awareness of Students for Implementation of a Peer Mentoring Program in a Medical School.
Min Seo Kim, Ji Hyeon Kim, Dea Young Kim, Joo Heon Kim, Hye Jin Park
1Department of Medical Education, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
2Department of First Grades of Medical Course, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.
To investigate the awareness of medical students about an implementation of peer mentoring program between senior and junior, this research survey was carried out on 341 students of a medical school including 62 students of 1(st) premedical graders, 72 of 2(nd) premdical grade, 74 of 3(rd) medical grade, 73 of 4(th) medical grade, and 60 of 5(th) medical grade. The questionnaire for the survey was composed of items, freely responding styled, about such as ‘conflicts experiencing during school living’, i‘nstances requesting senior's assistance’, ‘needs for a senior-junior mentoring’, ‘intention participating as mentor or mentee in prospective mentoring program’, ‘contents willing to get mentoring’, ‘formality of mentoring program’. As a result, there is strong needs to introduce the peer mentoring programs for graduating the doctors fitting to the outcomes based on institutional framework, and to cultivate the seniors as mentors through proper educations because the senior's advice or assistance may exert considerable reflections and influences on junior's lives.
Key Words: Mentee, Mentor, Peer mentoring

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