Mentoring is a powerful, essential component of professional and personal success and growth throughout training and beyond.
Practicing surgical care in the manner of their mentors, mentees often seek to emulate their mentors, consciously and subconsciously. We take this role seriously as faculty, and as a group we strive to ensure we are productive mentors to our trainees. Successful mentorship relationships need not be only with those surgeons who have achieved prestigious accolades, mentorship may, and should, exist with peers as well.
Mentorship requires a relationship built upon common ideals, goals and aptitudes of which both parties exhibit strength. Frequent meetings, both formal and informal, are encouraged to begin developing the relationship.