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Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 441–447 | Cite as

Mentorship for Residents in Psychiatry: a Competency-based Medical Education Perspective with Career Counseling Tools

  • Jordan Cohen
  • Aliya KassamEmail author
Column: "Down to Earth" Academic Skills

The purpose of this article is to provide some practical ideas to help program directors develop, navigate, and execute the process of establishing a mentorship program during psychiatry residency. An evaluation of this mentorship program with respect to mentee and mentor satisfaction is beyond the scope of this article. The comments are intended to provide guidance, but are not meant to be a rigid recipe. The program was developed by a psychiatry postgraduate residency program director (Dr. Jordan Cohen) in collaboration with an ad hoc resident committee on mentoring. While there is no formal evaluation of resident performance during the mentorship program, the program is competency based in that the mentor provides formative evaluation to ensure the resident achieves competence in addressing patient expectations, is held socially responsible, and pursues professional development areas that are key to career growth ensuring readiness for practice. This mentoring process is...

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Emotional Intelligence Mentorship Program Psychiatry Resident Postgraduate Medical Education Residency Program Director 
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Disclosure

This work was supported by in-kind support from the department of psychiatry. On behalf of all authors, the corresponding author states that there is no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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