PHOENIX-Mentors seem to be a dying breed, but they shouldn’t be. Indeed, the importance of mentors was stressed in the Triological Society‘s Presidential Address by Myles L. Pensak, MD, at the recent Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meeting here.
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Very often we have positions or people in positions of power and authority who are completely clueless about the role of mentors, and we have many of our younger colleagues and folks in mid-career who have absolutely no idea how to work as mentees, he said. And this decline in mentoring is someshat reflective of a bankruptcy in leadership in medicine.
Doctors do well in their profession both financially and in terms of having a good standard of living. There are few careers that are as rewarding.