Mentorship helps the mentee or protégé (one being mentored) to make well-informed decisions about their careers and/or personal choices. By having a mentor, one has access to a guide, teacher and friend alongside a breadth of experience and the networks that the mentor has access to. Through the process of mentorship one is empowered to take responsibility and ownership for one’s life and career choices alongside developing one’s leadership skills.
Become a full time mentor to students to introduce them to the field of surgery. Through this process one will be matched to a group of students to help navigate their path of interest to surgery. One can also opt to mentor residents in training and provide a supportive system for them as they continue their surgical journey and transition to consultants. One can also opt for an occasional mentorship role at PAWAS events and training workshops. Regardless of the stage you are at in training one has the potential to become a mentor.