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‘Learning to mentor is an essential component of any leadership role’

Guidance and feedback are crucial in the early stages of a young person‘s career and it’s vital for those in senior roles to take that on, says Prof Mary Horgan, president of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

15th December, 2019
Professor Mary Horgan, President of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Picture: Maura Hickey

Mary Horgan is president of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. Elected in 2017, she is the first woman president in the college’s 300-year history. She is also a consultant in infectious diseases at Cork University Hospital. She was dean of the medical school at University College Cork for four years until 2017.

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