Dr. Aaron Brandt sat down with James R. Ficke, MD, FACS, FAOA, Department Chair of Johns Hopkins, and Joseph R. Hsu, MD, FAOA, Trauma and Deformity Surgeon at Carolinas Medical Center in Atrium Health in Charlotte, to discuss meaningful mentorship during early career. 

This conversation focuses on what they believe led them on a path to success, and how they have gotten the most out of both experiences – being a mentor and as a mentee. Their discussion communicates the importance of honesty and vulnerability when making relationships, and how this gives both parties the ability to trust one another. Throughout their chat, Drs. Brandt, Ficke, and Hsu, share numerous stories on how their relationships began, and the ways they were able to capitalize on being their genuine selves.