A conceptual description of potential scenarios of e-mentoring in GP specialist training.
The usefulness of face-to-face mentoring has been recognised in general practice for some time. E-learning is increasingly seen as an innovative way of supporting GPs in their continuing professional development. The fusion of e-learning and mentoring into e-mentoring is explored by a review of the literature and three potential GP specialist training scenarios are discussed. E-mentoring is effective, enhances face-to-face interaction with colleagues and should be driven by learning needs and educational principles.