SubSpecialties  |   August 2015
FAER/SNACC Resident Scholar Program
Author Affiliations
  • Chanannait Paisansathan, M.D.
    Scientific Affairs Committee, Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC)
Article Information
Education / CPD / SubSpecialties
SubSpecialties   |   August 2015
FAER/SNACC Resident Scholar Program
ASA Monitor 08 2015, Vol.79, 62-63.
ASA Monitor 08 2015, Vol.79, 62-63.
Mentorship is known to be an influential factor for career development. Mentoring during residency is viewed as beneficial for career planning, specialty selection and the pursuit of academic medicine.1  Traditionally, mentoring has been related to a successful research career; however, it also contributes to both clinical and educational skill development in medical practice. Lack of exposure to academic medicine and research in the early phases of physician training might lead to fewer graduates choosing academic careers.2  Furthermore, the lack of mentoring may also decrease the supply of clinician-scientists and impede the growth of our specialty. Research in anesthesiology has lagged behind many other medical specialties. Effective mentoring and residency research involvement might reverse this trend. Sakai et al. reported an increase in research productivity by anesthesiology residents after a series of structured research initiatives and facilitative faculty mentorship.3 
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