…First Pick Good Parents

  • Edward J. BenzJrEmail author


Someone wise once said “The secret to a happy childhood is to pick good parents.” As I reflect on my career, I would add this variation: “For success in academic medicine, first pick good mentors.” My good fortune in receiving outstanding mentoring and making the best of it has been the single most important reason that my career has been successful and fulfilling.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical OncologyDana-Farber Cancer InstituteBostonUSA

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