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Free Mentorship Offer!

One of the consequences of the COVID epidemic is that I am now doing most of my work from home.

This has led to significant efficiencies, leaving me with some extra time on my hands, which I would like to put to good use.

So here is my offer to my professional readers:

I am offering a free 60 minute mentorship video-call to three individuals struggling with any one of the following questions:

  • Are you a medical practitioner interested in improving your approach to helping your patients manage their obesity?
  • Are you a new faculty member hoping to build an academic career in obesity research?
  • Are you interested in obesity but can’t decide whether a career in academia, medical practice, government, or industry is right for you?

If you are interested in talking to me about any of these issues, please send me an e-mail describing (in 500 words or less) your current situation and what you hope to get out of this call. Please also explain (in 300 words or less) why you think my advice would be of value to you.

Please provide your complete contact details including a phone number where you can be reached. You can e-mail me at

I will pick three individuals based on whether or not I feel I can be of help to them.

My only request to the “winners” is that they are willing to make a donation (you decide the value) to Obesity Canada.

Act now, as I will only be accepting entries over the next three days (end of day Friday, June 26).

Please note – these mentorship calls are for professionals only – I cannot give any personal medical advice to individuals living with obesity.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Edmonton, AB


  1. Dear Sharma
    I am very much interested in taking part in your online lesson.
    My name is Banafsheh Zahedi, I am a 33-year-old Medical Doctor working at Novo Nordisk, as a safety professional in clinical trials. We have a great focus on obesity and obesity research. Therefore I would like to hear about how I can excel in my career in this area.
    Looking forward to hearing more about this opportunity.
    Best Regards

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  2. Dear Professor Sharma 

    Many thanks for your kind text via LinkedIn 

    I am a consultant gastroenterologist with interest in liver diseases and obesity management working at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 2QZ, UNITED KIBGDOM 

    I am currently in the process of advanced negotiation with the management at my hospital to establish tier 3 (non surgical ) medical treatment for obesity. I am drafting a business case t9 my NHS trust. I will be very grateful for guidance and advice with regard to tier 3 medical management for obesity.

    In addition to the above, I  have already approached the university of Birmingham, UNITED kingdom to do an MD in obesity management. Your advice and guidance is highly appreciated. 

    I am happy to donate to Obesity Canada unconditionally and I will be doing this shortly after completing this email.

    I am looking forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience

    With kindest regards


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  3. Would be honored to be mentored

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  4. I just received the mentorship offer from the novonordisk MCL. In Outaouais region.
    I opened a Clinic for lyfestyle management of obesity. Considering obesity is a health issue and as a physician, it is my duty to educate and treat diseases.
    Since 2016, my first conference in obesity management in Montrwal by the CABPS, I was convinced I had to do more not only for my patients but also for my collegues’s patients.
    My dream come true today after a short interruption of my practice in 2018. I am back.
    I have listened to many of your presentation and as a mentor myself in other fields of medicine you are a professional we can learn from . Mentorship is the best way to learn not only in medecine.
    We are teachers that’s what our title means and that’s what you do. Thanks Dr Sharma.

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