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Table 2 Predictors of currently having a mentor at MGHa, b

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

  Bivariate Analysis Multivariate Analysis
Yes, n/N (%) p-value OR 95% CI p-value
Gender
 Male 152/209 (72.7) 0.45 Ref   
 Female 146/192 (76.0)   1.15 0.68–1.93 0.61
Race
 Non-minority 276/372 (74.2) 0.84 Ref   
 Minority 19/25 (76.0)   0.99 0.35–2.82 0.99
Rank
 Instructor 157/189 (83.1) 0.002 Ref   
 Assistant Professorc 87/126 (69.0)   0.40 0.22–0.73 0.002
 Associate Professor 29/46 (63.0)   0.30 0.14–0.68 0.004
 Professor 25/39 (64.1)   0.17 0.07–0.42 < 0.001
Pathway
 Investigator 158/177 (89.3) < 0.001 Ref   
 Non-investigator 127/206 (61.7)   0.15 0.08–0.27 < 0.001
  1. aOutcome variable was assessed by asking the following question: “Do you currently have at least one person at Massachusetts General Hospital who you consider to be mentor?”
  2. bThis analysis excluded those who noted they had a mentor in the past (but not currently)
  3. cWhen Assistant Professors were used as the referent group, there was no statistically significant difference between Associate Professors and Assistant Professors (OR 0.75, 95% CI 0.34–1.68) but there was a trend toward Professors less frequently having a current mentor than Assistant Professors (OR 0.43 95% CI 0.17–1.04)