Just where are all the mentors when you need them?
As I was browsing one of my favorite sites Student Doctor it hit me that A LOT of the pre-medical students have no clue how to go about removing the prefix from their title. This is a problem that I know of very well because I was in their same position when I was an undergraduate. Growing up I knew that I wanted to be a doctor but had no idea about how to go about and do it. I wasn’t fortunate enough to have any relatives or friends in the field so I just assumed get good grades and I would be on my way. It wasn’t until a chance encounter in the FSU career center with Mrs. Anderson, who was the advisor for the premed organization M.A.P.S. that I actually began to have any sense of mentorship in pursuit to this career. I tell undergrad students all the time I would not be in the position I am in now without that organization. I was so lost in the darkness of becoming a doctor that I had no clue how much help I would need. I believe that the same is still true today 4 years later for our undergrads.