Peers United in Leadership & Skills Enhancement: A near peer mentoring program for medical students

  • Adam Neufeld University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine
  • Zachary Huschi University of Saskatchewan
  • Amanda Ames University of Saskatchewan
  • Greg Malin University of Saskatchewan
  • Meredith McKague University of Saskatchewan
  • Krista Trinder University of Saskatchewan

Abstract

Implication Statement 

We created a near-peer mentoring program in pre-clerkship, which gave medical students the opportunity to work together, teach others, and practice their clinical skills. It uniquely connects first year “learner-mentees” and second year “instructor-mentors” in semi-structured learning environments, from October to April. Beyond supporting intrinsic motivation, skills development, and collaboration, students gained experience in teaching, an important skill for physicians.

Published
2020-08-11
How to Cite
Neufeld, A., Huschi, Z., Ames, A., Malin, G., McKague, M., & Trinder, K. (2020). Peers United in Leadership & Skills Enhancement: A near peer mentoring program for medical students. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 11(6), e145-e148. https://doi.org/10.36834/cmej.69920
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