IN "LUMINAIRE," a word that is defined by Webster as a lighting unitconsisting of electric lamps, we have created a metaphor that pays homageto mentorship and a vehicle that captures the essence, passions, and styleof living mentors who, through their eminence, serve as an inspiration toothers. See this issue of the ARCHIVES for the first "Luminaire"article.
To be considered for "Luminaire," mentors must be nominated by one ormore mentees through submission of a completed nomination form (Figure 1 and available at: http://archderm.ama-assn.org/info/auinst.html#Additional). Criteria for selection include (1) distinctive accomplishment(s)by mentor in any field of dermatology; (2) track record by mentor of influencingcareers of leaders in dermatology; and (3) willingness by mentor to be featuredand to respond to selected questions.
Cruz, Jr PD, Aranda J. "Luminaire"A New Section of the Archives of Dermatology. Arch Dermatol. 2001;137(7):956. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-137-7-ded10015