Millennials’ view of the faculty is also changing rapidly. In the past, the relationship was more formal. “Residents value mentorship more than prior generations,” said Dr. Cohen. “It is a more interactive type of relationship. Less of a father/son and more of an older sibling/younger sibling dynamic. Someone who has more street sense and more experience, who you can go to for advice.”
Explore This IssueJanuary 2015
Medical education at all levels has continually evolved to meet the needs of both the profession and the student/resident. This ability to change with the times has been one of its strengths.
Kurt Ullman is a freelance medical writer based in Indiana.