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My thoughts: Surgical mentorship through the lens of a 4th year medical student

      I still remember these words even now as I am in my final year of medical school. They were a seemingly straightforward piece of advice, told to us on my first day of medical school during orientation, from a rising 4th year medical student. I can vividly recall the activation of confusion and concern in the large lecture hall. Mumbled words from wide-eyed and excitable first-day students included questions like: how do I start? What is a mentor in medical school? Is it another student, a resident, or a petrifying attending? And the scariest question permeated all our minds, am I already behind my peers?
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