Selecting a mentor
Mentorship is an important part of residency training. Mentors serve as an additional resource throughout residency and beyond for guidance in research, clinical practice, fellowship, and life. Just one mentor is often not enough. During the PGY-1 year, residents are asked to select a faculty mentor. The program director will assist in selection if needed.
Working with your mentor
The mentor and mentee meet 3-4 times per year. Each year a contract is signed between the mentor and mentee to allow each party to reassess the value of the relationship. Often, as a resident’s clinical or research interests change, the need for a new mentor may arise. By annual reassessment, the resident is assured to have a well-matched mentor.
Flexibility as you grow
We host an annual Mentor Mixer to allow residents to meet faculty mentors from all clinical sites in a social atmosphere. With over 50 faculty at seven training sites, residents can find mentors to match their research and clinical interests. You have the opportunity to change mentors as your interests evolve during your time here. We boast accomplished faculty specializing in hand, microsurgery, craniofacial, and aesthetic surgery as well as successful affiliated faculty who (literally) wrote the book on the Business of Plastic Surgery!