In today’s episode of That Vet Life Podcast, host Dr. Moriah McCauley is joined by Cole Upton, a rising third-year vet student, who asks her the burning questions most vet students and new grads want to ask but are often too scared to.
No questions were off-limits in this special Q&A episode. Listen in as Dr. Moriah explains the ideal mentor-mentee relationship, how to negotiate contracts, the keys to eliminating impostor syndrome and gaining clinical confidence, and how to thrive overall in the sink-or-swim world of veterinary medicine!
Outline of this episode:
[01:45] Cole shares his backstory and how he and Dr. Moriah first met.
[07:35] “What is your definition of mentorship?”
[11:26] “How do you achieve that balance between hand-holding and giving freedom to your mentee?”
[14:06] “How do you assess your mentee’s strengths, weaknesses, and skill progression?”
[20:36] “Where do you turn when you don’t know the answer to something?”
[23:50] “What do you say to an in-house patient when you don’t know the answer to something?”