Mentoring UpdateMonday, July 6, 2020
So last week, I offered a free hour-long mentorship call to three folks interested in discussing any 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?
Frankly, the response was overwhelming with close to 30 submissions from nine countries. All of the “entries” were extremely well thought through and I read all with great interest.
I received submissions from folks at all levels of their respective careers from post-docs to senior consultants, from researchers to health professionals – all interested or well on their way to establishing themselves in obesity research or practice.
While I have already spoken with three of the “applicants”, I did enjoy my conversations so much that I am seriously considering working my way down the list – although it may take a few weeks before I get to everyone.
Not only have I enjoyed the interaction, but it is also evident, that there are probably a lot of people out there with questions related to their careers in obesity. Perhaps I should be considering a side gig as professional mentor – lol.
In any case, thanks everyone for your overwhelming response (and your donations to Obesity Canada), please stay tuned for more.