Mentorship Program

General Surgery Mentorship Program

Mission Statement
The mission of the Vanderbilt General Surgery Residency Mentorship Program is to provide a framework for faculty and residents as they enter into intentional mentoring pairs that promote mutual respect, trust, and enduring partnerships at VUMC and beyond.

Program Description
The VUMC Surgery Residency Mentorship Program supports VUMC Surgery Residents as they look forward to their future careers as surgical leaders. The goals of any individual resident vary, and this program is designed with this heterogeneity in mind. The VUMC Surgery Residency Mentorship Program supports all residents regardless of area of specialty interest, preference for academic or private practice, plans for fellowship training or direct transition to practice, and interest in varied career priorities including research, education, leadership, or clinical excellence. The goal of this program is to prepare residents to be competitive applicants for any pursuit by offering a structured mentorship model by which trainees can seek guidance and support from a diverse group of faculty mentors!

Mentorship Program Leadership
Christina Bailey, MD, MSCI
- General Surgery Residency Program Director
Joseph Broucek, MD - Director Mentorship Program
Resident Leaders: Paula Smith, MD and Kyle Cassling, MD, MEd

Faculty Fellowship Advisors