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”

Developing Mentoring Relationships (Part 1)

Prior to entering medical school, I worked at a consulting firm in Washington, DC. The environment was fast-paced. I needed to learn on the job, so I found a mentor. She pulled me aside after a meeting and said point blank, “I want to help, but you need to keep me accountable. Find a system.”Continue reading “Developing Mentoring Relationships (Part 1)”

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 1)

Carter J. Boyd, MD, MBA
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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)”