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Table 3 Topics reported by respondents as a received or as a desired mentoring need*

From: Mentoring the next generation of physician-scientists in Japan: a cross-sectional survey of mentees in six academic medical centers

Topic Received by mentee N (%) Desired by mentee N (%)
Manuscript preparation/publishing 236 (61) 352 (90)
Research Design 337 (87) 350 (90)
Research management 346 (89) 340 (87)
Presentation/posters 268 (69) 296 (76)
Computer skills/statistical skills 130 (33) 282 (72)
Translational research skills 34 (9) 211 (54)
Grant writing 71 (18) 195 (50)
Networking nationally and internationally 64 (16) 189 (49)
Obtaining funding 56 (14) 173 (44)
Clinical care 144 (37) 162 (42)
Networking on campus 71 (18) 135 (35)
Long-term career planning 61 (16) 134 (34)
Teaching 20 (5) 124 (32)
Time management 62 (16) 97 (25)
Developing an educator’s portfolio 38 (10) 96 (25)
Understanding promotion and tenure 14 (4) 71 (18)
Balancing personal/professional demands 87 (22) 66 (17)
Communicating effectively with colleagues 63 (16) 61 (16)
Preparation of Curriculum Vitae 6 (2) 55 (14)
Review promotion/merit packet 12 (3) 47 (12)
  1. *Denominator of N=389 was used for calculation of % in both columns.