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 to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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One of the last critical pieces you will compile into your residency application is letters of recommendation. Choosing who to ask for a recommendation letter can be an extremely anxiety producing process. Letters are very important in the application process, so it is important to be thoughtful in who you ask to write your letters.Continue reading “Who to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation”

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)

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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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)”