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As our CEO, Dr. Brad Berk, says -- anyone who has been fortunate to find even one good mentor knows how critical that person can be to one's individual sucess.  No mentoring relationship is the same as another, but every mentor is some combination of role model, teacher, counselor, advisor, sponsor, advocate, ally, collaborator, motivator, challenger, and/or confidant.

Rochester Medicine is collecting stories about alumni and their mentors, and we'd like to hear yours.  Please take a moment to fill out the comment box below.

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We'll publish some of the stories in our fall print issue.


Julie Philipp | 7/30/2014 | 2 comments


Kim Solez
I graduated from the University of Rochester in Medicine in 1972. John R. Jaenike in Nephrology, Goetz W. Richter in Pathology, and Michael Sheridan in Anatomy were three of my mentors. I have written a paper about mentoring in medicine which in under review and includes a formal mentors list with those three names included. Reverse mentoring also needs to be considered and is discussed in our manuscript.
8/28/2014 8:27:28 AM
Robert Scala
This is the easiest possible blog about mentors - just go to my Meliora Moment - it's all there. Bob Scala '58 (PhD)
8/23/2014 11:22:29 AM
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