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Mentorship in cardiology: building the mentoring relationship

Mentorship is a crucial element to success and satisfaction among medical professionals. For a successful relationship, both mentors and mentees must examine their roles and goals. In this Comment article, a mentor–mentee pair discuss the necessary attributes for a productive partnership.

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Fig. 1: Creating a mentorship relationship: roles of the mentor and mentee.

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Gulati, M., Kohli, P. Mentorship in cardiology: building the mentoring relationship. Nat Rev Cardiol (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41569-022-00740-7

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