A big part of a residency program is the 1-on-1 mentoring that occurs each week. At the Harris Health System Orthopedic Residency, I am fortunate enough to get at least 5 hours of mentoring each week. In order to maximize the effectiveness of each session, the program faculty have drafted a form that residents are expected to complete prior to each mentor session. This forms gives both the resident and faculty mentor a clear picture of the patient they are about to treat. Key features include: Red Flags, Pertinent Positives and Negatives regarding patient status, literature to reinforce each intervention selected, and Asterisks signs.
The form is useful for anyone, especially those difficult patients where prioritizing interventions can be difficult. I recommend this form to any student or clinician who is trying to better organize their treatment session.
Click the link below to access the form: