Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp 346–348 | Cite as

The Association Between Mentor-Mentee Network Features and Publication Productivity Among Early Career Academic Generalists

  • Krisda H. ChaiyachatiEmail author
  • Joshua M. Liao
  • Gary E. Weissman
  • Anna U. Morgan
  • Judy A. Shea
  • Katrina A. Armstrong
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Research-intensive fellowships provide early career academic generalists with research training and mentor relationships that may be important for academic career success.1, 2 However, the influence of mentorship on these generalists’ publication productivity, which is associated with advancement and retention in academic careers,3, 4 is not known. We hypothesized that the network around mentors (i.e., how mentors are connected within a community of early career academic generalists, or “mentees”) is associated with mentees’ early career publications.


Between July and August 2016, we surveyed mentees who had completed clinical training as generalists (internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, or combined internal medicine-pediatrics) and completed a post-residency research-intensive fellowship (general internal medicine, general pediatrics, health services, or via the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program) between 2002 and 2007. We identified eligible...


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The authors declare that they do not have a conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Krisda H. Chaiyachati
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Joshua M. Liao
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Gary E. Weissman
    • 2
    • 5
    • 6
  • Anna U. Morgan
    • 2
    • 7
  • Judy A. Shea
    • 1
    • 2
  • Katrina A. Armstrong
    • 2
    • 8
    • 9
  1. 1.Division of General Internal Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Leonard Davis Institute of Health EconomicsPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Division of General Internal MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  4. 4.UW Medicine Value and Systems Science LabSeattleUSA
  5. 5.Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Perelman School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  6. 6.Palliative and Advanced Illness Research Center, Perelman School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  7. 7.Division of General Internal MedicineHarbor-UCLA Medical CenterCaliforniaUSA
  8. 8.Department of MedicineMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  9. 9.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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