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Table 3 Predictors of having a role as a mentor at MGHa

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 207/278 (74.5) < 0.001 Ref   
 Female 118/210 (56.2)   0.57 0.35–0.91 0.02
Race
 Non-minority 303/454 (66.7) 0.53 Ref   
 Minority 19/31 (61.3)   1.62 0.67–3.91 0.28
Rank
 Instructor 107/214 (50.0) < 0.001 Ref   
 Assistant Professor 104/150 (69.3)   3.40 2.00–5.79 < 0.001
 Associate Professor 60/67 (89.6)   11.5 4.35–30.5 < 0.001
 Professor 53/56 (94.6)   19.8 5.51–71.4 < 0.001
Pathway
 Investigator 161/208 (77.4) < 0.001 Ref   
 Non-investigator 153/257 (59.5)   0.63 0.38–1.04 0.07
Have a mentor at MGH
 Never 49/98 (50.0) 0.001 Ref   
 Currently 197/291 (67.7)   3.50 1.84–6.67 < 0.001
 Previously 48/64 (75.0)   2.88 1.19–6.95 0.02
Stalledb
 No 228/351 (65.0) 0.09 Ref   
 Yes 35/65 (53.8)   0.93 0.47–1.84 0.83
  1. aOutcome variable was assessed by asking the following question “How many people do you currently mentor?” If faculty had at least one mentee, then they were considered having a role as a mentor
  2. bExcluding those who had a mentor in the past (not currently) and those of professor rank