The advantages of mentoring, by a mentor
When asked why someone should get involved in mentoring and become a mentor, Professor Michael Joannidis reflected on his own experience as a young researcher, facing the need to develop a contact base with more established researchers.
Now a senior researcher and Director of the Division of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine at the Medical University Innsbruck, Austria, he has discovered that mentoring has enhanced his involvement and his own medical research.
Initial contact with his two mentees began at the annual congress, LIVES, and later on the AKI Section meetings. It has since evolved into a fruitful relationship and he now works with the mentees on a number of joint projects and research papers. The mentees may work in different fields and in different countries, but this makes the process even more interesting.
Watch the full interview with Michael Joannidis, Mentor for the NEXT ICE Mentoring Programme.
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