This course provides in-depth instruction in the educational structure and skill development necessary for residency and fellowship clinical mentoring. The course is designed to guide individuals in how to design, implement and evaluate mentoring experiences in post-graduate residencies and fellowships. Topics will include: characteristics of a good mentor and how mentoring differs from traditional teaching, how to structure productive mentoring sessions to facilitate clinical reasoning and decision making, strategies for mentoring the challenging resident, planning remediation sessions, methods for facilitating communication between faculty members and between faculty and residents, and assessment of the effectiveness of the mentoring experiences.

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Completion Instructions

To successfully complete this course, you must open and review all lessons and resources in the course. Once you have progressed through the course lessons and resources, you must take an assessment of learning. You are required to complete the assessment with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit. You may retake the assessment as many times as you like.\n

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Greg Hartley, PT, DPT, GCS; Gail Jensen PT, PhD, FAPTA; Ivan Matsui, PT, FAAOMPT; Carol Jo Tichenor, PT, MA, HFAAOMPT

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:\n
  1. Identify similarities and differences between serving as a clinical instructor in clinical education and serving as a mentor in residency of fellowship education.
  2. Describe the characteristics of a good mentor.
  3. Structure and analyze mentoring experiences that build on the core components of reflective thinking and clinical reasoning principles.
  4. Design and apply methods for developing and evaluating mentors skills in faculty members.
  5. Develop and apply strategies for addressing common mentoring challenges in the teaching and learning environment in residency and fellowship education.
  6. Compare and contrast essential qualities of a successful mentoring program with your experience and/or program.\n


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1Successful Mentorship
Type:E-Learning Course
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Domains:professionalism, Jensen, Hartley, Supervision and Teamwork, Matsui, mentoring, Tichenor, residency

The following credits are available upon completion of these activities.

Total credits:  0.8
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