Discovery Resource # ST-34

Learn how to transition from your training mentorship and support network to a professional network by building an enhanced success network – a set of people who take an active interest in your journey and assist you in your personal and professional development as you strive toward your post-residency career and life goals. These mentors, sponsors, peers, and advisors who make up your success network will give you wisdom, inspire you, provide tactical advice, and most importantly, create accountability.

For the past decade, you’ve been surrounded by professors, program directors, faculty, and peers who have helped guide and support you throughout training. Soon you’ll be making many significant work-life decisions that will impact you both personally and professionally as you transition. These key career decisions include choosing a practice opportunity, deciding where to live, buying a home, and many other important career and life choices that will shape your lifestyle, work life balance, and overall wellness.

An enhanced success network—mentors, sponsors, coaches, advisors, and peers—can help you in all aspects of your life. No matter where you are in your life and career journey, creating and sustaining high quality relationships will help you make good decisions, navigate your path, and achieve your goals more quickly than you could without them.