• Training and Mentorship in Plastic Surgery

    9 monthes ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Many surgeons ask what is most important in training a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon. Some argue that hours are key; however it is questionable if large volume alone is the answer to achieve great training. A trainee who is guided by mentors can upskill much faster than those who experience immense hours. Trainees with mentors do better; they have less burnout and attrition from their training scheme 1-3. Over the years I have noted important qualities in the character of the best surgical mentors; which I believe are tenets to becoming a great surgeon 4.
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