Not really. Faculty mentorship is important. In academic medicine, having a faculty mentor for guidance can mean the difference between success and failure. Faculty mentors have the experience and knowhow to provide critical guidance, direction, and oversight on everything from regulatory assurances, patient interactions, data procurement, results analysis, meeting presentation, manuscript presentation, grant writing, and research ethics. Remember, you don’t know what you don’t know, but your faculty mentor might, and as such can help you avoid pitfalls and traps that you may have otherwise not steered clear of. For this reason, students are expected to connect with faculty mentors when pursuing research and scholarship.