Suggested goals for mentoring IMG’s

At a recent workshop on mentoring IMG’s the following possible goals were identified:

– Integrate the person into a community of practice
– OrientationTo:

  • profession
  • environment
  • culture of community
  • ethics/norms of behavior boundaries
  • patients expectations of physicians in that community

– Practical advice about community-where to live
– Helping them gain access to training – education resources
– Clinical information – resources for exams
– Community resources – Practice resources
– Emotional support
– Language support
– How to write exams

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