Very often some of the brightest and some of the best, without any guidance, are going to be challenged and have difficulties. As an induction mentor, you’re the one who tells the person on the team all the things that aren’t written down. You talk about culture, talk about conduct, and introduce them to the climate of the practice environment, he said.
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The second type of mentoring is the mentoring of colleagues in mid-career. Otolaryngologists who have been around for a while may want to learn a specific new technique or skill from someone who is known as an expert in that area. What better way than to learns the ins and outs from someone who has experience with it?
Mentoring is not remedial action, Dr. Pensak said.
Generally, good mentors not only help develop career steps for people entering the field, but they also help individuals optimize their emotional, intellectual, and professional goals within a framework defined by fiscal, service, and political realities.
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