Once you get there or think you have....mentoring to pass on the torch

Fetzer, John
September 2003
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Sep2003, Vol. 377 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
The article discusses how one can become a mentor to one's junior fellows in the field of scientific research. It is opined that the training of younger scientists is an inherent core part of the system. The purpose of a graduate school program is to perform high levels of research while utilizing graduate students. This helps the students learn how to be beginning scientists. Most scientists can easily don the mantle of a mentor. This is because giving opinions and advices are almost natural for the person who thinks analytically. Moreover, mentoring helps in recollecting a lot of less remembered accomplishments that resurface while one passed on advice.


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