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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.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Educ Prim Care

Publication Date

09/2009

Volume

20

Pages

360 - 364

Keywords

Counseling, Education, Medical, Graduate, Electronic Mail, Faculty, Medical, Humans, Internet, Mentors, Models, Theoretical, Physicians, Family, Preceptorship, Referral and Consultation, Students, Medical, Surveys and Questionnaires, United Kingdom