Letters Corresponding Author: Haider Javed Warraich, MD, Department of Medicine, true that a movement away from the term is occurring. Rather, Duke University Medical Center, 2301 Erwin Rd, DUMC 3485, Durham, NC a headline from another Wall Street Journal article reads: “How 27710 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Travelers Is Re-inventing Part of Its Business to Cater to Conflict of Interest Disclosures: The author has completed and submitted the Millennials”—3 months after the journal purportedly stopped ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none were using the term. Additionally, outlets such as the New York reported. Times continue to use the term millennial to describe the gen- 1. Waljee JF, Chopra V, Saint S. Mentoring millennials. JAMA. 2018;319(15):1547- 1548. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.3804 eration born between 1980 and 2000. 2. Costanza DP, Badger JM, Fraser RL, Severt JB, Gade PA. Generational Effective mentorship is neither systematically taught nor differences in work-related attitudes: a meta-analysis. J Bus Psychol. 2012;27: rigorously defined in academic medicine. Although the 375-394. doi:10.1007/s10869-012-9259-4 importance of mentorship and menteeship has been 3. Weiner SP, Rasch R. IBM Smarter Workforce Institute: generational 5,6 discussed, the generation of an individual has not previ- differences at work are much ado about very little.
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Published: Sep 11, 2018