Medical Student Mentorship – Leveraging mentorship into scholarship

EP. 675Nov. 09, 202331:19
Medical Student
Medical Student
We’re all told to find mentors in medical training, but how does this actually work when you’re a new medical student interested in surgery? And how do you leverage those relationships into getting research experience and lines on your CV? 

Nina Clark, MD
Jessica Millar, MD
Jon Williams, MD

Michael Englesbe, MD, University of Michigan
Erika Bisgaard, MD, University of Washington

Some tips from the episode:
Get involved
  • Even if you’re not destined for an academic career, getting involved in research early on can help you to participate with the scientific literature, understand data, and incorporate new research into your practice. 
  •  Realistically, research is an important component of your ERAS application and your CV. It’s also a great opportunity to learn new skills and develop strong relationships with mentors.
Remember why you’re in medical school
  • You came to medical school to become a doctor first – don’t forget that or let research take away from it. Your mentors have been through it and understand that things get busy.
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