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Changes in medical education and public health are bringing human resources issues up to date. A promising solution is the development of the institution of mentoring. Consideration and research of positive examples can help young medical professionals in their professional journey. The aim of the research study was to show the positive experience of mentoring “Khase doctors” as an example of professional development, formation and adaptation of young doctors through the transmission of values of сircassian culture.

Material and methods. A qualitative sociological survey of ten young doctors who underwent mentoring.

Results and discussion. All respondents noted positive experiences, improved communication and communication skills, theoretical training and professional medical skills.

Conclusion. Mentoring can be seen as a model for education, professional growth and development of young doctors in health care.

Keywords:medical education; clinical residency; human resources policy; mentoring; circassians

Funding. The study had no sponsor support.

Conflict of interest. The authors declare no conflict of interest.

For citation: Khaniev A.A., Gubzhokova D.M., Getigezheva E.A. Informal mentoring by “Khase doctors” as a way of translating the values of сircassian culture in the professional development of young doctors. Meditsinskoe obrazovanie i professional’noe razvitie [Medical education and professional development]. 2023; 11 (2): 75–83. DOI: (in Russian)


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Balkizov Zalim Zamirovich
Secretary General of the Russian Society of Medical Education Specialists, Director of the Institute of Training of Medical Education Specialists of the Russian Medical Academy of Continuing Professional Education, 125993, Moscow, Russian Federation, Professor of the Department of Vocational Education and Educational Technologies of the N.I. Pirogov RNIMU of the MOH of Russia, CEO of GEOTAR-Med, Advisor President of the National Medical Chamber, Moscow, Russian Federation

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