Multiple studies show that resident medical internships can involve a high degree of stress. Depending on environmental influences and personal vulnerability, the psychological balance of the intern and their training process can be affected.
Because tutors are in close contact with interns and are in charge of supervising their learning process, they are often exposed to their problems and concerns, and are faced with the challenge of knowing how to address them. In some cases, it is not easy to analyse the situation and take appropriate action, and sometimes in attempting to do so tutors can supersede their responsibilities.
This online course is aimed at tutors who are new to this role. It aims to expose them to factors that influence intern stress as well as basic tools and resources at their disposal, so that they can successfully guide interns towards healthy professional development.