Newly Published
Mind to Mind  |   October 2018
Aging and Relevance in Academic Medicine
Author Notes
  • From the University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, Ohio. thomas.papadimos@utoledo.edu
  • Accepted for publication September 20, 2018.
    Accepted for publication September 20, 2018.×
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Mind to Mind
Mind to Mind   |   October 2018
Aging and Relevance in Academic Medicine
Anesthesiology Newly Published on October 19, 2018. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002486
Anesthesiology Newly Published on October 19, 2018. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002486
How have 65 years passed in the blink of an eye? I have often written about my mentors, my respect for them, and how I held them in considerable awe. I think of how they stayed relevant through the years, even though they physically declined. I recall one of them telling me, “I stood where you are now, and you will stand where I am.” They understood my situation as a young physician climbing the ladder of position, practice, and scholarship, but I failed to understand their predicament, which is now mine: how to stay relevant as an aging academic physician.