Mentor’s Corner

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Mentoring for the Department of Family & Community Medicine is about allowing our faculty to hone their leadership, decision-making and critical thinking skills. Mentors Corner is about highlighting our faculty, their interests, expertise and desire to authentically connect with others!   Mentoring is a gift of one’s perspective, time and depth of experience. Galke & Swayer (2020) acknowledge that “mentoring is about more than giving advice… [mentoring] encompasses motivation and empowerment that stems from truly understanding the mentee.”

Galke, C.L. & Swayer, J.W. (2020). Mentoring in family medicine education.

Jeff Svec, MD

Dr. Svec - March 2023

Interested in Mentoring:  Students interested in either primary care or sports medicine & residents interested in sports medicine.

What are your Areas of Interest?:   
Professional Interests: Teaching, sports medicine, physical activity promotion, collaboration in medicine
Personal interests: Traveling, exercise, movies, board games

Current Projects You Are Working On:  Developing primary care sports medicine within the Primary Care Center at UT Health San Antonio.

Additional Thoughts On Mentoring:  I have had multiple mentors throughout the different stages of my career. Everyone of them has been valuable in getting me to where I am today. I would like to pay that forward to my mentees.


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