RAMP: Residency Advising Mentorship Program
Welcome to the Internal Medicine Residency Advising
Mentorship Program (RAMP) established in 2007. The
University of Washington Internal Medicine Housestaff
Representatives Committee developed the program after
several residents expressed their concern regarding
the need for more mentorship and assistance with
career development within the residency. The main
goal of our mentorship program is to help establish
an appropriate mentor(s) for every resident in our
program. We hope the program will promote early career
planning and encourage exploration of different career
paths during residency tailored to the resident’s
particular interests. In addition to career development,
the mentorship program will strive to promote an
improved sense of community within the internal medicine
residency, providing residents approachable faculty
members for issues that arise both in and outside
the hospital setting.
You will be assigned an advisor who is a
senior faculty attending who has been chosen
for their connections with other faculty, approachability,
and natural ability for counseling. Your
advisor will meet with you early in the year (July
to October) to hear about your goals and interests.
This advisor will then facilitate connecting you
with a mentor with expertise relevant to your particular
interests. You will then follow up and ideally create
a long-standing relationship with that mentor, whom
you can look to for advice on crafting your professional
experiences to support your goals.
Once you have a established an appropriate
mentor, much of the responsibility for career
planning and development will be transferred
from your advisor to your mentor(s), but your advisor's
door will always remain open, should you
decide to change directions or need further counseling.
The UW Internal Medicine residency wants
to help you reach your professional potential.
RAMP is a key tool for connecting you to
mentors who can help you determine and attain