Rising Physicians Program for Mentees

About RPP

The goals of RPP are focused on enabling medical students to succeed while in school and in the future as they begin their clinical careers. Specific goals include: providing first-year medical students with an intern or resident who can help guide them through the pre-clerkship phase with reassurance and perspective, improving the performance of medical students in school by putting them in contact with recent medical school graduates, and fostering the growth of both medical students and interns or residents into mature professionals and leaders in both the healthcare field and the military.

The purposes of this program are to provide medical students with: guidance on how to manage the rigors of life in medical school, real world perspectives on professional medicine, a foundation to begin a successful professional medical career, and experience participating in a professional mentorship. This program will also provide one or two first-year medical students with the opportunity to lead RPP. In addition, interns and residents will gain professional mentoring experience, enabling them the opportunity to demonstrate initiative to their superiors for reflection in their evaluation reports.


For Mentees

On this page, you may find resources to help guide your way through the Rising Physicians Program. Most of the articles are short and will not require much time to read. 

  1. Making the Most of Mentors: A Guide for Mentees

    1. Making the Most of Mentors: A Guide for Mentees (pdf)

    2. This is a highly recommended article from the Departments of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, University of Washington, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and University of Denver Colorado School of Medicine. It is a short article that guides mentees through a mentorship from beginning to end in a clear, concise, and exact manner.

  2. Characteristics of Mentoring Relationships formed by Medical Students and Faculty

    1. http://med-ed-online.net/index.php/meo/article/view/17242

    2. This is an analytical paper conducted by faculty of the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany looking into quantitative and qualitative aspects of a one-on-one medical school mentorship from the perspective of medical students. It includes the participation of more than 200 students.

  3. Academic Mentoring - How to Give it and How to Get it

    1. This article, coming from UCLA, is a valuable starting guide to how to be a successful mentor or mentee. It is a quick, 3-page read, that should at the very least be skimmed over.

  4. Characteristics of Successful and Failed Mentoring Relationships: A Qualitative Study Across Two Academic Health Centers

    1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3665769/pdf/nihms-449785.pdf

    2. This article is an analysis of what makes and breaks mentor-mentee relationships through the Departments of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and the University of Toronto between March 2010 and January 2011.

  5. Writing Mentoring Goals and Objectives

    1. http://www.asha.org/students/mentoring/step/goals/

    2. This is a very valuable, concise guide towards becoming a goal-oriented mentee or mentor. Following the steps mentioned here will provide a great deal of guidance for yourself and your mentor/mentee as you progress through your time together.