Mentorship Program

Bi-Directional Mentorship

At HMH we see our residents as a critical link in the chain of mentorship, both as mentees for our senior senior residents and faculty, but also as mentors to medical students and new residents as they progress in training.


Formal Faculty Mentorship

At the beginning of your intern year you will be assigned a faculty member from our core faculty and program leadership to serve as a formal mentor for your three years.  Through this relationship you will have immediate access to career development resources such as research opportunities and fellowship or job search planning.  And often your assigned faculty mentor is crucial in establishing a relationship with a subspecialist in your chosen field who can further help you to fulfill your career goals.  but our mentors serve just as important a role in ensuring that you make the transition to residency smoothly and stay ready to assist should any personal issues arise.  Through this our goal is to create long-lasting mentoring relationships that support our residents in their personal and professional lives, even beyond the end of residency.


Informal Resident Mentorship

Our residents also benefit from informal mentorship from senior residents and chief residents.  It speaks to the culture of our institution that so often senior residents seek ways to give back to the program and its residents through deeply personal connections and mentorship.  We have a unique structure of both PGY4 and PGY3 chiefs who seamlessly bridge the gap between the end of internal medicine training and future endeavors as they go through and learn from it themselves.


Residents as Teachers

At HMH we see our residents not just as mentees, but also as relevant mentors for medical students and junior residents.  We highly value our growing connection with Texas A&M's Engineering Medicine Program; our residents and faculty are engaged with teaching students at all levels of their medical school journey, from basic preclinical lectures to Acting Internships on the wards during their final year.  Our residents also receive formal training in how to effectively teach and mentor.  We are thrilled to see the fruit of these endeavors in how many of our students choose to stay and complete their residencies at HMH and complete the cycle as tey begin to serve as mentors themselves.