Inspiring the next generation of physician-scientists.


Journal Article

As academic physician-scientists, one of the most important things we do is mentor young trainee-scientists. There obviously is no one right way to mentor or a set of rules one can follow; it's a very personal matter, and very much depends on one's personality. For much of my career, I gave very little thought as to how I mentored my trainees or to whether I was any good at it. Like many investigators, perhaps, I was just too busy with the daily activities of research to consider how I was guiding my students. Here, I take a look back and reflect on my experiences as a mentor and the factors that I believe contribute to the success of trainees as independent scientists.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lefkowitz, RJ

Published Date

  • August 3, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 125 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 2905 - 2907

PubMed ID

  • 26237039

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26237039

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-8238

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1172/JCI83222


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States