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Find a Mentor and Role Model

Throughout your professional career, a mentor or role model is critical in guiding your path.

In high school, it is helpful to become involved in the medical community by volunteering at the local hospital. By spending time at the hospital, one can find out if the hospital environment is the right place for you. Being around patients who are in need of medical services will either detract you or inspire you. The desire to help and heal people is at the heart of medicine and surgery.

In college, you will be studying extremely hard through all the basic sciences and premedical courses. It is important at this time to identify professors in areas of your interest who will help shape your professional and scientific interests. These individuals can be at your undergraduate university or at your University associated Medical School. It is at this time that you may be able to identify a plastic surgeon in the academic community with whom you can begin to understand this exciting fie…