After enrolling in PRIME, residents will be assigned to meet with the knowledgeable, enthusiastic PRIME advisor who serves as the “point person” in the resident’s division of interest. This faculty member will meet with the resident, get to know his or her research and career goals, and then personally connect them with several accomplished Emory researchers that match those goals and could serve as potential mentors. Finally, after the resident meets with each of these potential mentors, the faculty will help the resident decide which mentors (and which available research projects) will best serve the resident’s future career goals. This type of structured, purposeful mentorship removes much of the luck that is sometimes involved in conducting successful research in residency.
Emory internal medicine residents who enroll in PRIME will not need to rely on chance encounters with faculty members on wards or in clinic. Instead, they are individually connected with faculty members who can help them reach their goals. We have PRIME advisors from 8 subspecialty divisions, as well as Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics, Palliative Care, and Quality Improvement. Regardless of a resident’s interest area, the PRIME program will help them find great mentors within the Emory system.