Multi-Modal Mentoring by Physician-Scientist Faculty, Advanced MD-PhD Scholars, and Transition Mentoring
The sense of isolation and uniqueness can be countered by specific mentoring from physician-scientist faculty. While it is important to have clinical mentoring and research mentoring, it is essential to also have mentoring and advising from faculty with dual degrees (including MD-MPH, MD-MS, etc.) who engage in both clinical practice and research. We have recruited many physician-scientist faculty to serve in the program as potential mentors.
Advanced MD–PhD Scholars
We have also established an MD-PhD Scholar Council that will provide mentoring to trainees by the more senior MD-PhD students.
Specific Mentoring During Transitions (MD-to-PhD, PhD-to-MD, MD-to-residency and beyond)
Transition times can be contentious and difficult. For each appropriate class, dedicated advising sessions and mentoring will be built into the program to assist with transitions to the next step. Importantly, this will continue after the third and fourth year of clinical training to ensure that trainees are provided with adequate support in their application to residency, selection of residency programs, and even beyond.