No matter where you are in your training and career, mentorship is important (even for faculty). How do you navigate the waters of medical school, residency, and the specialty of academic Emergency Medicine?
Finding a mentor is key. UCSF just released a videotaped panel session, where star mentors and leaders gave their perspectives and experiences around mentorship.
The video is around 86 minutes long. If pressed for time, you can skip through the first 13 minutes or so (housekeeping issues and introductions).Unfortunately, this Flash-based video doesn't have a timed scrubber at the bottom, which allows you to fast-forward exactly to particular time-points in the video. Just eye-ball it.
In the second half of the video, they focus on differentiating between a manager (who sets goals and expectations - more like a referee) and a mentor (who is more like a coach).
What lessons have you learned in your mentorship experiences (either as a mentee or mentor)? Feel free to comment.