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International Journal of Psychiatry Sciences

Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A (2020)

Fostering effective mentorship in psychiatry residency training: Lessons learned from historical black college and university (HBCU)

Author(s):

Suneeta Kumari, Mansoor Malik

Abstract:
Introduction: Despite the tremendous benefit of mentorship there is a paucity of formal structured mentoring programs that can be beneficial to the academic environment and for the successful career development among psychiatry residents, particularly for minority physicians. Objective: The purpose of this study is to describe residents experience with mentorship in a large HBCU psychiatry residency program. Methods: We reviewed the records of exit interviews for all residents for Howard University psychiatry residency program for a 10-year period between 2008 and 2018. Results: A total of 55 residents participated in the exit interview. Residents expressed similar opinions about the role of mentorship during the residency training. Although, they described a wide range of experience with mentorship, there was consensus about the important qualities of a mentoring relationship. Conclusions: Mentoring is believed to be a vital component of a successful residency experience. Residents identified interpersonal relationship and skill building as the most important qualities of a mentor.

Pages: 04-07  |  1636 Views  711 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Suneeta Kumari, Mansoor Malik. Fostering effective mentorship in psychiatry residency training: Lessons learned from historical black college and university (HBCU). Int. J. Psychiatry Res. 2020;2(1):04-07. DOI: 10.33545/26649241.2020.v2.i1a.8
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