Implementation and evaluation of “I-Guide,” a pilot near-peer Internal Medicine mentorship program

Abstract

Implication Statement

An Internal Medicine (IM) specific, near-peer mentorship program was initiated at the University of Ottawa (uOttawa) in 2017. Medical students were paired with IM resident mentors in an effort to improve career decision-making. Additionally, residents had the opportunity to formally teach mentees various high-yield IM topics. Program evaluation was completed using data from three participant cohorts, and showed that the program had a positive impact on students’ career decision making. Given the program’s flexible nature and ease of implementation, it is well suited for adaptation at other institutions.

Published
2021-01-20
How to Cite
Mahmood, H., Zheng, K., Elias, S., Sheriff, L., Endres, K., Rouhani, S., Malhi, G., & Khamisa, K. (2021). Implementation and evaluation of “I-Guide,” a pilot near-peer Internal Medicine mentorship program . Canadian Medical Education Journal, 12(2), e100-e102. https://doi.org/10.36834/cmej.70315
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