Mentoring Young Doctor Writers
Updated: 3 days ago
The highlight of this four-day national conference on the shores of the Olympic Peninsula was meeting new friends. I volunteered to be a mentor and was thrilled to be paired with a young internal medicine intern who had read Making the Rounds and was training in Boston at Massachusetts General. She has an interest in writing and even with her busy schedule, hopes to have some pages to share with me. I brought a box of Making the Rounds with me and sold all of them with the proceeds to benefit the WIM scholarship fund.
Very touching was the last night when some former mentees shared what their mentors had meant to them over the years. So great that young women in medical training now have inspiring role models, not only lesbian women in medicine, but women with decades long stable relationships and children.