Kamran Sattar, Hamza Mohammad Abdulghani, Tauseef Ahmad, Jennesse John, Dana Al Dabeeb, Sultan Ayoub Meo.
Principled physicians are not born-they are mentored: Medical students perception of the values and need of mentors at the College of Medicine, Saudi Arabia.
J Pak Med Assoc Jan ;67(8):1192-7.

Objective: To discuss the perception of medical students about mentoring at the medical school. Methods: This cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted at the King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from April 2015 to April 2016, and comprised medical students. A well-structured, bilingual (English and Arabic) quantitative questionnaire with 21 items was administered online via Google Docs to the students. SPSS 21 was used for data analysis. Results: Of the 311 students who received the questionnaire, 296(95.17%) completed it. Of them, 257(86.8%) expressed an interest in having a mentor during their medical school career and 276(93.2%) selected the role of their mentor as a "guide". Moreover, 107(36.1%) students agreed that it was "not important at all" that their mentor should be of the same gender. Conclusion: Participants were interested in having a mentor during their medical school career.

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