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Mentorship

The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences appreciates the importance and value of resident-resident and faculty-resident mentoring in fostering a collegial and supportive environment where residents are able to grow as physicians, explore various interests, and learn about career and research opportunities. Incoming first year residents are assigned an individual senior resident mentor who serves as a guide and source of support during their transition from medical student to resident. Additionally, each incoming resident is assigned to one of four mentorship teams. These mentorship teams include residents from all classes as well as a dedicated faculty mentor. These faculty mentors were individually selected by current residents for their enthusiasm for resident well-being, education and growth. Through the mentorship teams, residents get to know each other through various activities, from trivia competitions between the teams to happy hours with their respective faculty mentors. For incoming residents who are new to Atlanta, these mentorship teams provide an immediate social support network. Our goal is to provide all residents a means for forming life-long relationships with their peers and mentors that will help to shape and foster their careers and professional interests. Should a resident request additional mentorship in a particular professional or research area, the program will connect them with an appropriate additional faculty mentor who can provide guidance and opportunities in that area. 

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Team Kubler-Ross virtual happy hour with mentor Dr. Goldsmith