Mentorship and Teamwork

Classroom to Clinic – A culture of respect and support

Our curriculum follows the most innovative and effective practices for adult learning, allowing academic coursework to inform clinical experience and vice-versa. We stretch beyond the basics to help residents develop the critical thinking skills required for those health care professionals who will transform medicine in the coming decades.

Regular resident feedback sessions allow us to constantly evaluate and evolve the curriculum to meet our residents’ needs.

Mentors who make a difference

Role modeling and mentorship are at the heart of the residency experience at Christiana Care. Our unique combination of high patient volume and small program size gives residents a one-to-one relationship with their mentors. With a program built on the principle of teamwork, our residents form professional and personal relationships that last a lifetime.

A Framework for Professional Growth

Christiana Care residents benefit from regular, consistent and constructive feedback designed to help each physician achieve excellence. The feedback occurs informally on a daily basis and more formally on a monthly basis from upper-year residents and attendings. Residents also have 24/7 access to the online evaluation system, giving real-time access to the latest feedback for professional growth.

Provider Wellbeing

We recognize the unique challenges our residents face each day, as physicians caring for patients, and as learners. Christiana Care has developed the Center of Provider Wellbeing to support our providers and help them to combat the symptoms of burnout. Some of the programs available for our providers are:

  • The Care for the Caregiver peer support program for adverse events and medical errors.
  • The Provider Litigation Program, which provides support and educational resources for providers in medical malpractice litigation.
  • Vital Worklife, a provider-focused program offering coaching, counseling, and work/life concierge services.
  • Executive coaching and leadership skills training.

The department of Medicine provides overnight resident retreats for each training level, where the residents participate in team building activities, learn teaching and leadership skills, as well as give provides them with a forum to openly discuss their anxieties and reflect on their journey as a student physicians. The Medicine Resident Wellness Committee partners often with Academic Affairs to provide our learns with other activities and events such as WinternFest and Residents Day.