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Table 3 Residents’ Perception of mentorship on academic medicine careers

From: Mentorship and pursuit of academic medicine careers: a mixed methods study of residents from diverse backgrounds

Characteristic I do not have sufficient mentorship to pursue a career in academic medicine Mean Likert Score (95% CI)* I do not know how to utilize mentors to advance my career Mean Likert Score (95% CI)* Rate the influence of mentors/role models on pursing an academic medicine career Mean Likert Score (95% CI)†
Age (years)    
  18–34 3.77 (3.61–3.93) 3.88 (3.73-4.04) 1.58 (1.47-1.68)
  ≥ 35 3.65 (3.02–4.28) 3.41 (2.75–4.07) 2.23 (1.57–2.89)
Gender    
  Female 3.72 (3.51–3.52) 3.68 (3.46–3.91) 1.54 (1.40–1.67)
  Male 3.78 (3.54–4.02) 3.98 (3.79–4.16) 1.74 (1.56–1.92)
Race/Ethnicity    
  Black/African American 3.80 (3.50–4.10) 3.82 (3.49–4.14) 1.63 (1.41–1.85)
  Hispanic/Latino 3.50 (3.12–3.88) 3.95 (3.53–4.38) 1.53 (1.28–1.77)
  White 3.83 (3.57–4.08) 3.81 (3.60–4.01) 1.70 (1.51–1.90)
  Asian/Other 3.70 (3.34–4.06) 3.78 (3.45–4.12) 1.55 (1.33–1.77)
Specialty    
  Primary care 3.68 (3.45–3.92) 3.79 (3.57–4.02) 1.64 (1.47–1.80)
  Non–primary care 3.88 (3.67–4.09) 3.90 (3.70–4.10) 1.63 (1.48–1.78)
Post-Graduate Year (PGY)    
  PGY1 3.64 (3.27–4.00) 3.70 (3.32–4.08) 1.52 (1.24–1.80)
  PGY2 3.79 (3.46–4.12) 3.79 (3.49–4.09) 1.53 (1.31–1.74)
  PGY3 3.75 (3.46–4.03) 3.89 (3.65–4.12) 1.72 (1.49–1.95)
  PGY4 and above 3.86 (3.55–4.17) 3.92 (3.62–4.22) 1.68 (1.49–1.88)
Estimated Medical Education Debt    
  < $150,000 3.74 (3.51–3.96) 3.91 (3.70–4.12) 1.72 (1.58–1.86)
  > $150,000 3.77 (3.55–3.98) 3.74 (3.53–3.95) 1.56 (1.39–1.73)
  1. *Likert scale ranged from 1 (strongly agree) to 5 (strongly disagree).
  2. †Likert scale ranged from 1 (positive influence) to 5 (negative influence).