Pathways of Distinction Mentorship Program

The robust mentorship program and specialized tracks at the Stanford IM residency are complemented by a unique and innovative program designed to provide all residents in our Categorical Program with individualized areas of expertise and distinction. Upon entering the R2 year, residents will have the opportunity to select up to two Pathways of Distinction (POD) that aligns with their clinical/scholarly interests. Each POD will be directed by an Associate Program Director. A resident within a specific POD will have unique professional development opportunities and receive additional targeted mentorship from POD directors.  Explore our offered PODS below.

The Medical Education POD aims to provide residents with the foundational skills needed to be an outstanding medical educator and incorporate education into their future careers. The structure of the POD includes interactive workshops and didactic sessions on topics such as bedside teaching, feedback delivery, curriculum and survey design and development of an education portfolio, among many others. Mentorship is provided for curriculum design and medical education research projects that address educational needs and interventions at all levels of medical training.

POD Requirements

  • Participation in teaching sessions at the medical school (scheduling coordinated with POD leadership).
  • Completion of the 2-week medical education elective during PGY-2 or PGY-3 year.
  • Participation in a minimum of 3 quarterly evening sessions per academic year.

POD Leaders

Poonam Hosamani, MD

Associate Program Director

Kevin Keet, MD

Associate Program Director