Standing on the shoulders of giants: Mentorship advice from leaders in the field

Gynecol Oncol. 2021 Jan 27;S0090-8258(21)00077-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2021.01.017. Online ahead of print.


This commentary is presenting opinions and advice on mentorship in the field of gynecologic oncology. Eleven academic gynecologic oncologists from across the country were interviewed and their thoughts about mentorship were recorded with recurring themes and ideas described in this commentary. Trust, respect, and mutual agreement on expectations were all described as vital to a functioning mentor/mentee relationship. Mentorship is critical for fellows and junior faculty to expand and uphold the standards of the field.

Keywords: Leadership; Medical education; Mentorship; Sponsorship; Training gynecologic oncology.

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  • Editorial