UPDATE IN MEDICAL EDUCATION

D M D Bhattarai

Abstract


The word mentor can be traced back to Greek mythology.1 According to Homer, when Odysseus, King of Ithaca, set off to fight the Trojan wars, he entrusted the care of his young son Telemachus to his faithful friend Mentor, charging him with the sacred responsibility of acting as role model, wise counselor and trusted adviser, as the boy made the transition from childhood to king.

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