Mentoring Up: General Principles

This is our second installment on a mini-series on “Mentoring Up”. For a general overview on developing relationships with mentors, see part 1. Here we will take a deep dive into the specifics of taking control of your mentor relationships. Why do I need to ‘mentor up’? Once you’ve found a mentor, they are investedContinue reading “Mentoring Up: General Principles”

Who has been the most influential person in your life?

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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Interviewers will ask you questions about the most influential person in your life. They ask these questions to help provide insight into who you are as a person and to understand what you value. Key Takeaway For this type of question, there is no correct answer. Interviewers aren’t particularly interested in who you picked, butContinue reading “Who has been the most influential person in your life?”

Finding a Research Mentor (Part 3)

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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If you’ve been following along, this is the third and final post on finding a research mentor.  By now we have discussed what type of research to do, what specialty to research in, and qualities that make for a good research mentor.  While those are the main initial considerations, there are several other items you want toContinue reading “Finding a Research Mentor (Part 3)”

Finding a Research Mentor (Part 2)

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This is part 2 of our series on finding a research mentor.  This segment will be dedicated to what qualities make for a good research mentor.  In part 1, we outlined how to determine what specialty to select for performing research and points to consider when deciding on what type of research you would like toContinue reading “Finding a Research Mentor (Part 2)”

Finding a Research Mentor (Part 1)

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One of the most frustrating and time consuming processes for me during the first year of medical school was selecting a research mentor to work with during the summer between the first and second year.  At that point in time, I had nearly zero research experience outside of working for a virology lab in collegeContinue reading “Finding a Research Mentor (Part 1)”