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
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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