The Definitive Ranking of the Mentorships of Grey's Anatomy

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Grey/Sloan has seen many a heart-string-tugging mentorship duo, but let's be real they were not all created equal.

8. Shepherd and Edwards

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A beautiful budding mentorship. Despite things getting a little rocky in season 12 (when Jo meddled and told Shepherd Edwards was lying about being sick as a child), and the whole Penny complex, it looks like this band is back together and stronger than ever.

7. Herman and Arizona

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Tragically wonderful. Herman literally spent what she thought would be the last days of her life teaching Arizona to be the most kick-ass fetal surgeon. Her tone was generally pretty mean and condescending but you could for sure feel the love!

6. Arizona and Karev

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Karev is a jerk. A lovable jerk, but a jerk none the less. So of course leave it to smiley unicorn-voiced Arizona to whip him into peds perfect shape. Do it for the tiny humans.

5. Avery and Ben

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After everything Sloan did for Avery it is no surprise he wanted to repeat the process with a recruit of his own, and of course it's basically the bromance of the decade. They're besties, and we love it.

4. Owen and April

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An unlikely pair to say the least, but they've got a great big-brother-little-sister vibe going on. April was even the best man at Owen's wedding - that's appreciation.

3. Sloan and Avery

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Excuse me while I pull myself together sobbs. Not only the best looking duo to ever grace the small screen, but also the actual cutest. Mark took on a very fatherly role with Jackson and Jackson to this day mentions Sloan's influence on him and how Sloan made him a better doctor and man - ALL. THE. FEELS. Plastics possee forever <3

2. Webber and Bailey

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The OG dream team for sure. Nothing solidified this duo quite like when Bailey became chief and Webber told her she had to find her own Bailey, and low-key thanking her for keeping him going, and in check, all these years.

1. Cristina and Burke

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This couple has to be number one for the sheer complexity and genuine respect their roller-coaster relationship has involved. They were engaged, she left him at the alter, his mom stole her eyebrows, and then he still gave her a super fancy cardio hospital is Switzerland because despite everything he knew she was the only physician who could take his place.

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