The STFM Podcast

September 2023: How to Thrive as a Mentee with Kristen Hood Watson, MD

What are the keys to having a great mentorship experience as a mentee? Kristen Hood Watson, MD, tells us how mentees can get the most out of mentorship, including how to decipher their own specific needs before beginning the relationship. Amongst the many tips she gives, Dr Hood Watson shows mentees how to set clear goals and expectations with their mentors, reminds them that mentors are there to hear them, and advises them how to create shared agendas with their mentors.

Hosted by Saria Saccocio, MD, MHA, FAAFP

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Kristen Hood Watson, MD:

Kristen Hood Watson is an Associate Processor of Family Medicine at Medical University of South Carolina. Her academic focuses have been on undergraduate medical education (UME) curriculum, particularly regarding clinical curriculum, and diversity in medicine. Prior to becoming the Associate Dean for Clinical Education, Dr Hood Watson served as Assistant Dean for Resident Inclusion working to increase the percentage of underrepresented in medicine residents as well as work to enhance their experience. She was the Family Medicine clerkship director for eight years and since 2020 has been the chair of the Health Equity Curriculum Committee for the third-year clerkships. Combining the two interests, she is the faculty advisor for the AHEC Scholars program which is designed for students (particularly of underrepresented, underserved backgrounds) to learn about serving patients from rural, underserved and minority backgrounds. 

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