Ann Cardiothorac Surg 2019 Mar;8(2):269-273
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York University Langone Health, New York, NY, USA.
We are honored to have been invited to write this piece entitled, "". Perhaps a better question is "". As surgeons, we must recognize some of the subtle differences in alignment between ourselves and our trainees, appreciate the value of the trainee within our profession, understand that there is variability to the coaching style that each trainee best responds to, and acknowledge that the success of the people we train-which may be our only true legacy-depends on how we engage and inspire them.