Mentoring: Share Your Experience
Ask family physician Vu Kiet Tran, MD, MHSc(Ed), MBA, CHE, why he mentors others and you’ll get a simple answer: “It just feels good.”
Tran is one of many family physicians who have discovered that mentoring improves their well-being, especially since individuals can seek out mentoring opportunities that fit their personality, availability, and interests. While some are more comfortable with formal mentoring programs (for example, through medical schools, residency programs, or professional organizations), others look for less structured opportunities to share their knowledge and offer advice and encouragement. Either way, both mentors and mentees benefit from the connection.