The medical industry is unique among career paths. There are so many things that you will be responsible for that can affect patients, their families, and a variety of processes along the way. When you’re deciding to go into a medical career, it is a good idea to look at it from all angles. A mentor can help you better understand all of the aspects to your decision. So how do you find a mentor? Here are some steps you can take.
What do you want to research?
The first step to determine who would be the best mentor for your medical career is to find out what you want to specialize in. Do you want to be a clinical nurse? Do you want to work behind the scenes in administration? This information will help you determine who in your connections will be a good mentor to talk with.
What can a mentor help you with?
Do you want a mentor to help you talk through your decision-making process? Do you want them to help you make connections in the industry or your community? Do you just want to hear about their experience getting into the medical field so you can learn from their mistakes?
How can you identify and contact individuals?
It was once much more difficult to find and contact mentors, but with the advent of social media the experience is much easier. In fact, the first place you should look is LinkedIn. Join local groups that are in line with your needs and get to know the community. Connect to individuals and reach out to them.
How do you set up a meeting?
The final step to help you with finding a medical career mentor is to ask them for a face to face meeting. Once you’ve connected with them online, send a message asking if they would be willing to meet you for an informational interview. Be honest and tell them that you’re looking for guidance as you start out in your career. Most people will be happy to meet with you.
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