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Table 1 Areas of interest [listed by frequency (n = 486)]

From: The Munich-Evaluation-of-Mentoring-Questionnaire (MEMeQ) – a novel instrument for evaluating protégés’ satisfaction with mentoring relationships in medical education

Area of interest % Importance Satisfaction
Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Doctoral thesis 51.5 83.1 (13.8) 78.2 (20.2)
Career management 43.3 88.2 (11.2) 75.2 (19.8)
Stay abroad 39.6 81.6 (15.5) 73.9 (25.2)
Choice of medical speciality 32.1 86.4 (16.1) 70.0 (17.7)
Course of study 30.6 72.7 (23.1) 63.4 (27.0)
Career entry / Application 23.4 86.2 (12.4) 77.8 (20.0)
Electives in the final clinical year 21.6 83.5 (16.8) 80.0 (23.7)
Clinical traineeship 20.9 77.8 (18.9) 77.1 (16.3)
Science and research 20.2 79.6 (12.2) 76.6 (21.6)
Professional field 19.7 89.7 (12.2) 78.6 (20.1)
Extracurricular activities 17.9 65.1 (29.3) 72.1 (29.6)
Scholarships 14.2 71.8 (18.3) 75.0 (21.1)
Soft skills 12.7 67.3 (19.5) 81.6 (17.6)
Networking 9.7 79.0 (7.5) 77.9 (22.4)
Work-Life-Balance 7.5 82.2 (23.2) 86.4 (6.7)
  1. Numbers represent the percentage of protégés who mentioned the indicated area of interest as well as means and standard deviations (SD) of the importance and satisfaction ratings.