Presentation on theme: "Harvard Medical School MENTORING: A Crisis in Surgical Education Christopher C. Baker, M.D. Isidore Cohn, Jr. Professor of Surgery Chair, Department of."— Presentation transcript:
Harvard Medical School MENTORING: A Crisis in Surgical Education Christopher C. Baker, M.D. Isidore Cohn, Jr. Professor of Surgery Chair, Department of Surgery LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, LA
Roles of a Mentor Teacher Counselor Coach Trainer Role Model Sponsor Advisor
Priorities for Mentors Be patient and flexible. Give constructive feedback. Be readily available to mentees. Be a good role model. Maintain your self-awareness Don’t neglect your own career development.
Professionalism for Residents Avoid dishonesty in all forms. Get out of bed, see the patient, & document it. Take care of paperwork in a timely fashion. Be on time for cases, clinic, & conferences. Avoid conflict in the chart & in public arenas.
Maintain Resident Esprit de Corps LSU—December, 2009
Educational Challenges Duty hours restrictions Information overload Trainee debt obligations Measures of competency Government regulations
Impact of Duty Hours Lack of continuity of care Ineffective hand-offs at change of shift Ownership of patients by residents Development of “shift mentality” Erosion of the team concept
Impact of Duty Hours Interferes with ability to follow a disease process in a longitudinal fashion Reduces consistent interactions between residents and attending staff Decreases opportunities for mentoring Lowers chances to model professionalism
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