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Promoting Reflection and Individual Growth Through Support and Mentoring (PRISM)

Healthcare Industry

4-Year IHE

Organizations Involved

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

Occupations Involved

Medical school students

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issues Addressed

Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession; Addresses a barrier to going into a healthcare profession

Description

The "Promoting Reflection and Individual Growth through Support and Mentoring" or PRISM program at Oakland University's William Beaumont School of Medicine is a program that teaches future physicians about personal growth, wellness and career development over their 4 years. The goal of the program is to support and mentor medical school students so that they can prepare for their careers and develop resiliency to ultimately become physicians. Components of PRISM include readings and reflection, faculty mentoring groups, career development and emotional skill-building.

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