Birth of mentorship

Updated: Feb 24, 2020

The origins of mentoring date back to Odysseus, who entrusted care of his son, Telemachus, to Mentor when he set off to fight the Trojan wars. Mentor became a trusted adviser, teacher, and friend to Telemachus, epitomizing the attributes that we look for even today when discussing a mentor.

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Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine,


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