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#Friendtorship: Cultivating peer mentor relationships in academic medicine

June 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

panelists for 6/21/2024

Provided by: MGH Center for Faculty Development & Mass General Brigham

In this panel presentation, a peer mentoring group described the role that “friendtorship” played in their career development and identified strategies to form and maintain friendtors in academic medicine.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants were able to: 

  • Describe the vital role of mentorship for effective career development for health professionals
  • Define “friendtorship” and describe the potential benefits of this peer mentoring relationship for health professionals
  • Identify strategies to form and maintain friendtorships with peers in healthcare


  • Bethany-Rose Daubman, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS
  • Sudha Natarajan, PhD, MSN, APRN Fellowship Director, Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship, MGH
  • Leah Rosenberg, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS
  • April Zehm, MD, FAAHPM, Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin

Target Audience: This activity is intended for faculty and faculty trainees.
Course Director: Darshan H. Mehta, MD, MPH, Office for Well-Being; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School



In support of improving patient care, Mass General Brigham is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsoring of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs. 1 Continuing Education (CE) credit is awarded.



June 21
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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