In the Introduction, Scott Santibanez framed a series on mentoring by the below request for advice he had received.
Dear Dr. S, I am an incoming medical/public health student. I recently read one of your papers. From your faculty profile, I see youâ€™ve pursued a career that integrates many of the things that I want to do! I’d love to meet to explore potential opportunities and discuss any career advice you think would be helpful.
In today’s post, he explores the importance of a mentor being Someone Who is Willing to Take the Time to Understand You and Someone Who Has Your Best Interests in Mind. Earlier he explored these characteristics of a good mentor: Someone Who Differs From Your Preconceived Notions,Â Someone Who is Doing the Things You Want to Do, and Someone with Life Experience
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