Mentorship and peer support are critical factors to promote and maintain fulfillment in the practice of medicine. Professional mentorship rewards both parties and leads to professional growth and development. Many hospitals and professional organizations have developed robust mentoring and peer support programs.
At Cooper, the CMO office and Physician Engagement Committee have partnered to develop resources to support and promote physician wellness. One of these resources is a peer support group comprised of physicians who have expressed an interest in serving as mentors and/or peer support for their colleagues. They will be formally trained for this role and available to physicians who are interested. Please look for more information throughout the year as well as other activities focused on physician health and wellness.