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Table 1 Cohort characteristics

From: The impact of active mentorship: results from a survey of faculty in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital

  Respondents (N = 553) MGH DOMa(N = 988)
N % b %a
Demographic characteristics:
 Gendera
  Male 308 55.7 57.8
  Female 245 44.3 42.2
 Race
  Non-minorityc 514 94.0 N/A
  Minority 33 6.0 N/A
 Have any dependents
  No 213 39.2 N/A
  Yes 330 60.8 N/A
Professional characteristics:
 Ranka
  Instructor 245 44.6 50.3
  Assistant Professor 167 30.4 26.1
  Associate Professor 79 14.4 13.9
  Professor 58 10.6 9.7
 Pathway
  Investigator 222 45.0 N/A
  Non-investigator 271 55.0 N/A
 Have a mentor at MGH
  Never 96 20.9 N/A
  Currently 298 64.9 N/A
  Previously 65 14.2 N/A
 Mentorship scoredd
  Low (< 3) 59 21.3 N/A
  High (≥3) 218 78.7 N/A
 Serves as a mentor to others
  Yes 325 66.6 N/A
  No 163 33.4 N/A
 Primary mentor is person to whom I reportd
  No 94 32.0 N/A
  Yes 200 68.0 N/A
 Stallede
  Yes 70 15.8 N/A
  No 374 84.2 N/A
  1. MGH Massachusetts General Hospital, DOM Department of Medicine
  2. aFor the DOM population, gender and rank were from the faculty affairs tracking database; race and promotional pathway were not available from this database. For the survey respondents, gender and rank were from survey responses, supplemented (i.e. missing data) by tracking database
  3. bPercentages among respondents to each characteristic question
  4. cNon-minority includes Whites and Asians
  5. dMentorship score and whether or not a primary mentor is a direct supervisor were assessed only among faculty who currently have a mentor
  6. eThe stalled variable excludes faculty with the rank of Professor