Suggested goals for mentoring residents

At a recent workshop about mentoring the following possible goals for resident mentoring were identified:
– Encouragement, graduated responsibilities
– Non-judgmental sounding board – The power that says its OK you don’t know
– Orientation to the discipline
– Family/life balance
– How to live as a …
– How to be on call
– Help with education planning
– Electives
– Identifying Journals
– Practice interests
– Person to talk about difficult outcomes
– How to interact with other members of the team
– Identify struggling resident

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