I have a dream to inform and encourage young foot and ankle surgeons to produce more academic work, and as a woman doctor who strives towards this aim, I spare no effort to make this dream come true. I must point out that Medicine in Brazil, as a developing country, is more assistance-driven than academic, and, thus, there is still much to address in terms of academic contributions.
I was at the AOFAS Meeting 2018 in Boston, and I greatly enjoyed lectures in the Research Forum. Sheldon Lin, AOFAS Program Chair, made a amazing job, and with his kindy help we beggining this academic project.
David B. Thordarson, Editor in Chief, Foot and Ankle International, writed the text about: "Developing research skills through mentorship".
He is a Editor in Chief, Foot and Ankle International has a great importance in the academic world, which makes your participation extremely valuable.
It been an honor for us he accept the invitation for this academic project.
Kelly Cristina Stéfani
Sheldon S. Lin
Jorge Mitsuo Mizusaki