The Impact of Mentorship

The impressive achievement of my former mentor, Thomas Becker, M.D., from the University of Ulm, Günzburg, Germany, had a formative influence on my career. Dr. Becker transformed a huge, traditional state mental hospital in southern Germany into a modern psychiatric university clinic with a strong research department. The mutual stimulation of practical psychiatric work and research based on clinical questions is one of the most powerful instruments to transform and improve services.

J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69(8):1298-1298