Our Internal Medicine-Pediatrics program is committed to ensuring that each of our residents receives the support and individualized attention needed to thrive during training and beyond. Matriculating interns are connected with a mentorship family consisting of two interns, one senior resident and two Internal Medicine-Pediatric trained faculty members. Mentorship families meet monthly to cover themes ranging from advice for rotations, maintaining wellness and career exploration as well as topics tailored to individual needs and interests. Beginning PGY-2 mentorship is shifted to one-on-one pairings based on career or life interests. Many residents end up with multiple mentors to fulfill their unique niche interests beyond intended career choice.
Peer mentorship is provided formally and informally within the program. Each intern is paired with a PGY-3 transition buddy who actively supports them in their transition from medical school into residency and again later in the year as they transition to supervising PGY-2 residents. Transition buddies assist with any logistical challenges while providing peer advice, general support and encouragement throughout the year. In addition to their transition buddy, each intern will have a senior resident paired with them for their first few clinic sessions to help transition in the ambulatory care setting by improving proficiency and familiarity with the electronic medical record, coaching on how to best utilize clinic support staff and assist with learning general clinic logistics.
Finally, every resident receives close one-on-one mentorship from the program director and associate program directors during training through semi-annual individual meetings focused on ensuring that trainees are meeting personal and professional goals.