Mentorship & Self-Directed Learning Plans
At the beginning of residency training, each resident develops a personalized learning plan—a collection of goals they would like to complete.
Each resident is assigned a series of mentors throughout the clinical triennium to help them achieve these goals. If problems arise, residents will then see an associate program director to evaluate the learning plan and find ways to optimize it.
Residents also meet with the program director regularly to make sure they are on the right path. Early in the first year each resident will also choose a career mentor—someone who can advise them about a career in a particular subspecialty.
During the Long Block, residents work directly with the Long Block director for feedback on performance, and for continued maintenance of their personal learning plan.
Career mentorship becomes even more important as residents begin to think about going into fellowship and practice. In the final year of residency, residents work mainly with the career mentors and the program director to prepare for practice or the next step in their training.