The University of Southern California Graduate Association of Students in Psychology has implemented a system to evaluate faculty in their mentoring and advising roles (Cesa, I. L., and S. C. Fraser, 1989, "A method for encouraging the development of good mentor-protege relationships," Teaching of Psychology 16(3):125-28). The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine has a "docent" program for its 6-year, B.A.-M.D. students in which faculty physicians are assigned to "docent teams" of 3 students each from the last 4 years of training (for a total of 12 students per docent) (Calkins, E. V., L. M. Arnold, T. L. Willoughby, and S. C. Hamburger, 1986, ''Docents' and students' perceptions of the ideal and actual role of the docent," Journal of Medical Education 61(September):743-48). West Virginia University has established a mentorship program for its undergraduates in industrial engineering, uniting sophomores with seniors and advising them both with a faculty member (Smith, J. M., P. N. Chase, and J. J. Byrd, 1986, "A formalized mentor system in an educational setting," Engineering Education 76(4):216-18).


National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (ADAMHA), 1989, "Requirement for programs on the responsible conduct of research in National Research Service Award institutional training programs," NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts 18(December 22):1.


Although the announced deadline for the requirements was July 1990, data on compliance and the range of programs implemented are not available because different training programs have different deadlines to submit their proposals and because those proposals submitted still have to be reviewed.

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