Formal Mentoring Program
PSP trainees benefit from a diverse and large mentoring structure. Following Match-Day we work with each resident to identify a residency education mentor that serves as a resource for all general career, science and life questions. Each resident then gains formal academic mentors through the PL1 case report project and as they identify their primary research mentor. These paired and identified mentors, along with representatives from the Pediatric House Staff Office (generally the PD Dr. Fielder), the PSP leadership, and an “at large” member of the PSP steering committee all form the Resident Individual Advisory Committee (aka RIAC). Residents meet with their RIAC twice a year to guide integrated clinical and research activities throughout residency training.