A family medicine faculty mentor can get to know you as an individual – understanding your strengths, weaknesses, hopes, fears, and use these to guide you through medical school and the residency application process. A mentor can assist you by using their real life experience as well as their experience working with other medical students. They will serve as a resource, guide, sounding board and assistant as you make important decisions about your future career. Our mentors are enthusiastic about working with you to achieve your personal goals from your mentorship relationship.
In short, a mentorship can:
- Establish a working and long-term relationship with a trusted faculty advocate.
- Introduce you to resources and experiences that expand your understanding of family medicine.
- Validate and support your interest in family medicine.
- Provide support and guidance through the residency application and match process (such as choosing electives, obtaining letters of recommendations, determining residency programs to apply to, writing a personal statement).
If you are interested in learning more about advising specific to residency choice/application contact: Nicole.Watson@fammed.wisc.edu