Suggested goals for mentoring pre-med students

At a recent workshop, the following topics were suggested for pre-med student mentoring:

  • Role of physician
  • Why be a physician
  • Why do they wish to be a physician
  • How achievable is the goal of being a doctor
  • Expectations of being a doctor:
      • Work loads
      • Call
      • Enumeration
      • Gender issues related to profession
  • Later influences re: occupation
  • Advantages and disadvantages of different forms of medical training
  • Devotion of training
  • Sacrifices re. occupation vs. family

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