Pat Levitt

Photo by: Steve Cohn Photography
Photo by: Steve Cohn Photography

Keck School of Medicine of USC, USC School of Pharmacy, USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

A mentor is being part counselor, guide, tutor, teacher, cheerleader and guru. Mentoring is neither solid (inflexible) nor gas (invisible) – it is all about being liquid – being plastic in neuroscience vernacular. It’s about accepting the differences that define each individual who is counting on you, about recognizing that each person brings previous experiences to the table, and about realizing that their goals and aspirations are not yours – their goals are their goals.