primary research mentor
Each fellow will select a primary research mentor who will chair their Scholarly Activity Oversight Committee. This individual must be approved by the program director. The research mentor should be the lead on the fellow’s research project design, implementation and execution.
The research mentor does not have to be affiliated with UC Irvine, Miller’s or TPIRC. However, the research mentor will hold responsibilities toward the fellow’s scholarly activity requirement. Most fellows will select a research project and primary research mentor by the middle of their first year of training.
Each fellow will be assigned a clinical mentor. The clinical mentor will be an attending in our division. The role of this individual is to provide feedback on a quarterly basis to ensure the fellow is achieving clinical milestones to advance to the next year of training. Creating an open communication format with your mentor is key to achieving success during training.
Fellowship training is more than just becoming a pulmonologist. It involves becoming a good communicator to your colleagues, nursing staff and others. The clinical mentor will provide 360 feedback received from other persons you interact with and assure professionalism standards are maintained or exceeded.