SEP 2018

MedEsthetics—business education for medical practitioners—provides the latest noninvasive cosmetic procedures, treatment trends, product and equipment reviews, legal issues and medical aesthetics industry news.

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42 SEPTEMBER 2018 | MedEsthetics © GETTY IMAGES Karen Horton, MD, a plastic surgeon in private practice in San Francisco, credits her fi rst mentor, Christopher Forrest, MD, of the University of Toronto, with putting her on the path to her career. "I spent an hour and a half doing rounds with him, and when we returned to his offi ce, I said, 'I want to do this,'" says Dr. Horton. "He took me under his wing. He opened doors, helped me get involved in clinical research, and gave me a fi rsthand perspective on being a physician. He was the gateway to my whole career." Today Dr. Horton is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an international speaker and author, in addition to her role as surgeon and private practice owner. A GUIDING HAND If you want to become more successful and feel more confi dent in your medical career, fi nding a mentor is a great place to start. By Stephanie Kramer

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