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The Summa Health Resident Mentorship Outreach Program is a unique medical student support program that aims to assist students in developing their own skills, strategies and capabilities as budding physicians through the guidance of a resident mentor. During the 1st and 2nd years of medical school, it is a critical time for medical students.

Mentorship enables resident physicians to share their professional expertise and personal experiences. The connections made in the program help prepare medical students for a successful future, navigate uncertainty and enhance confidence. 

As a mentor, residents will have the opportunity to provide the student(s) academic guidance as well as career and personal development advice.

The insights on managing change and overcoming difficulty can have a deep profound impact, particularly during this time.

With that said, the relationship is mutually beneficial. 

Benefits for Resident physicians: 

  • Recognized involvement in a program of strategic importance to medical education 
  • New prospective and insight that students frequently offer. 
  • Potential for networking and assistance on quality improvement or research 
  • Developing mentoring/coaching skills
  • Increased confidence
  • Personal fulfillment particularly satisfaction from seeing medical student progression
  • CV additions in professional development

Benefits for Medical Education:

  • Advances relationship capital with NEOMED Students
  • Creates an organic pipeline initiative between NEOMED and Summa

Other Benefits:

  • Certificate of participation suitable for framing
  • Starbucks gift cards
  • Credit for Community Outreach
  • Pre-approved reimbursement for dinner/lunch with mentee

Yearly Checklist:

  • Meeting quarterly – virtual or in person
  • Going over mentor/mentee questionnaire
  • Shadowing opportunity
  • Quality improvement Projects

The outreach program is under the leadership of Dr. Yoleetah Ilodi. 

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