Sep 29, 2023  |  12:00pm - 1:00pm

City-Wide Psychiatry Rounds - Mentorship - Is it really that important? If so, how? What is the Evidence

Join us at the September City-Wide Psychiatry Rounds

Hosted by: Dept. of Psychiatry - University of Toronto
Moderated by: Raj Rasasingham MD.FRCPC, Psychiatrist, Humber River Hospital.

Mentorship - Is it really that important? If so, how? What is the Evidence

Speaker: Dr. Mary Jane Esplen, PhD

Dr. Esplen is Professor and former Vice Chair, Equity and Mentorship, in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. Dr. Esplen has held roles as Scientist and Clinician-scientist at the University Health Network and Mount Sinai Hospital in psycho-oncology and is founder and former Executive Director of the de Souza Institute, a Knowledge Translation Centre focusing on continuing education for health professionals in oncology and palliative care. Under Dr. Esplen's leadership the de Souza Institute delivered training programs to over 18,000 health professionals across Canada. In her role as Vice Chair, she led the development of the Department of Psychiatry's mentorship program.

Dr. Esplen's research earned her Career Scientist awards from CIHR and NCIC. She led numerous studies on individual psychosocial or group psychotherapy interventions for oncology or cancer genetic populations and developed new psychometric instruments for psychological screening that have been translated into over 18 languages. Her honours include the Bernard Fox Memorial Award from the International Psycho-oncology Society and a lifetime achievement award from the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology.

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Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will increase their knowledge on benefits of mentorship programs.
  2. Participants will gain knowledge on best practices associated with mentorship.
  3. Participants will gain knowledge of the current state of evidence associated with mentorship in Academic Medicine.
  4. Participants will increase awareness of Department of Psychiatry’s opportunities for faculty for mentorship.