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Table 4 Role of mentorship for LGBTQ+ and dual degree and medical trainees (n = 2,637)

From: Characteristics, barriers, and career intentions of a national cohort of LGBTQ+ MD/PhD and DO/PhD trainees

  LGBTQ+  non-LGBTQ+ 
MD/PhD or DO/PhD n (%) MD/DO n (%) MD/PhD or DO/PhD n (%) MD/DO n (%)
Can identify a mentor
 Yes 42 (93.33) 76 (70.37) 424 (92.37) 1452 (71.70)
 No 3 (6.66) 32 (29.62) 35 (7.62) 573 (28.29)
Total (n) 45 108 459 2025
Mentor advocates for you
 Yes 28 (63.63) 34 (35.05) 202 (44.69) 570 (32.00)
 No 9 (20.45) 41 (42.26) 112 (24.77) 668 (37.50)
 Maybe 5 (11.36) 6 (6.185) 61 (13.49) 227 (12.74)
 I don't know 2 (4.54) 16 (16.4) 77 (17.0) 316 (17.7)
Total (n) 44 97 452 1781
Importance of mentorship
 Very important 28 (63.63) 38 (39.17) 239 (52.87) 582 (32.67)
 Somewhat important 13 (29.54) 27 (27.83) 151 (33.40) 686 (38.51)
 Not very important 0 (0) 10 (10.30) 26 (5.75) 159 (8.92)
 Not important at all 1 (2.27) 0 (0) 2 (0.44) 17 (0.95)
Total (n) 42 75 418 1444