RE>where are they?
celestem at dna.bchs.uh.edu
Mon May 26 16:00:04 EST 1997
Actually I have been thinking about this a lot lately too. I have a
great deal of respect for the PI's who are able to work true mentorship
into their many other responsibilities. It appears to me that the
system puts PI's in a position where they are spending a lot of time
keeping up, and are forced to spend less time with their students than
would be prefered by both. I am a grad student and my advisor is very
careful to keep contact with his students, although he is very busy;
usually with a weekly lab meeting. I am hoping to graduate this year
and I seem to be putting a lot of thought into what is involved in
career academic science.
Bharathi Jagadeesh wrote:
> mAdhaTteR (yjc1743 at is.nyu.edu) wrote:
> : It took us three days to clean up her office, and yes, we can see the desk
> : now. It is incredible how much work she has, yet finds a time to look
> : after for a dorky undergrad like me...
> Oops, don't say that. After she's accepted you as a student,
> it certainly becomes part of her responsibility to train you.
> You should demand no less. Of course, it's always good to
> be appreciative when people take the time to do their
> job well, but there's definitely a reciprocal responsibilty
> in mentorship!
> Sorry, I've been thinking about these issues because I just
> agreed to take on an undergrad as an assistant over the
> summer and have been thinking about what our responsibilities
> to each other will be. I worked in research labs as an
> undergrad, and it was very important to me that I be a
> part of the scientific environment, and I want to make
> sure that I offer that to people who work with me.
> It seems to me these days that sometimes scientists
> forget that if you induce people to come to your lab
> (rather than another job) because they will get training
> and scientific experience, you have a real obligation
> to give them those things.
> The students in return, have to take a share
> in performing those tasks that they are capable of
> performing (a greater share if there are other things
> being done in the lab that they can't do).
> Bharathi Jagadeesh/bjag at ln.nimh.nih.gov
> Lab of Neuropsychology
> Building 49, Room 1b80
> Bethesda, Maryland 20892
> (312) 496-5625 x270
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