Mentoring The Future Researchers And Educators Of Podiatry

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Author(s): 
Kevin A. Kirby, DPM

   This time-honored tradition of older, more experienced podiatrists mentoring young podiatry students, residents and podiatrists has helped create the podiatric leaders of today and continues to make the podiatric profession the world’s foremost experts in foot and ankle biomechanics, surgery and medicine. Let us all continue to make every effort to mentor and encourage our young podiatrists since, like me, they may only need someone to inspire them and guide them toward their path of becoming the podiatric researchers and educators of the future.

   Dr. Kirby is an Adjunct Associate Professor within the Department of Applied Biomechanics at the California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, Calif. He is in private practice in Sacramento, Calif.

   Dr. McCord retired from practice in 2008 at the Centralia Medical Center in Centralia, Wash.

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