Sophia Tsong Huey Chew1,2,3 & Lian Kah Ti2,4,5

1Department of Anaesthesiology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore; 2Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore; 3Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore; 4Department of Anaesthesia, National University Hospital, 5National University Health System, Singapore

I. INTRODUCTION

We never quite know how a scientific journey pans out, or any journey for that matter. What started for us as a scientific quest to better understand local clinical data and practice in cardiac surgery is yielding answers of value locally and beyond. But the high hanging (and greater) fruit that is already coming of age is the formation of a growing community of younger researchers who not only share success with us in publication, but beyond this are actively expanding the research community through their own networks in research and mentorship.

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