The Year 1 transition presents many unique challenges to trainees that have been popularly compared to the experience of ‘drinking water from a fire hose.’ Though students find ways to successfully navigate this period, efforts sometimes compromise well-being, academic performance, and satisfaction. While there are no shortcuts, the faculty & staff at the UM Medical School recognize that empowering students with tools, information, and resources prior to starting can be an effective way to mitigate the firehose effect.
Enrichment is the 3-day on-campus component of the On-boarding programs featuring opportunities to learn more about the people, places and things to help ease the initial transition. Previous participants have noted appreciation for opportunities to meet peers and to receive relevant insights from Year 2 peer mentors (who are available throughout the program + year 1). Participants also have opportunities to meet faculty and med ed staff, and to pick up some valuable tools and resources to start things off on the right foot. Registration is required for this option and space is limited - register early.
Scott Slattery, Ph.D.
Dir. Learning Development
Assoc. Dean, Office of Admissions
Zelealem (Z) Mekuria
Program Coordination & Admin
Michael Kim, MD
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs