Pharmacy Resident Mentorship Program
The UCDH Pharmacy Resident Mentorship Program is a unique pharmacy resident support program that aims to assist each resident in developing their own skills, strategies, and capabilities as a practicing pharmacist through the guidance of a faculty mentor. The mentor will enable their mentee to tackle the next hurdle more effectively with or without the mentor’s presence and to support the following:
- Empower the mentee
- Enable the mentee to find their own way through a situation
- Be a sounding board
- Offer information
- Provide access to knowledge, situations or networks
- Question or challenge when appropriate
Our program strives to provide residents with a personalized and professional residency experience. It is our hope to enhance this experience through the relationship between the mentor and mentee. The program will focus on helping the resident foster effective time management, accurate self-assessments, and demonstration of responsibility and commitment to assigned tasks and the profession. Throughout the year, each mentor and mentee pair will meet in person or through telecommunications to plan and develop personalized schedules, assess goals and deadlines, exchange constructive feedback on various deliverables and mentorship, share personal residency and career experiences, and participate in various activities together to develop professional and personal skills.
Each PGY1 and PGY2 resident will be thoughtfully paired with a residency trained pharmacist. Participation in the mentor program is voluntary, which ensures each pharmacist is dedicated to resident development and mentorship. The mentor will serve as a dedicated resource whom the resident can seek guidance from, other than their RPD and other UCDH staff. Each mentor is charged to leverage each mentee’s personal strengths, experiences and networks to guide the resident both personally and professionally through the requirements for successful completion of their residency program.