Mentorship in public health is critically important to developing future leaders in academia, clinical workforce, and administration. Despite its importance, finding and developing a mentoring relationship can often be difficult. Dr. Karl Haden, President and CEO of the Academy for Academic Leadership and Dr. Caswell Evans, Associate Dean for Prevention and Public Health Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago College of Dentistry, join me on another episode of Anecdotal Evidence.
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Our conversation included guidance on how to seek out a mentor and drive the relationship toward success. According to Karl Haden, mentees have to take the time to put in the work if they want a successful mentoring relationship. Also, as alluded to by Caswell Evans in the clip above, mentee/mentor relationships often work best when career paths don’t cross and there’s no possibility of an intersection. This alleviates any potential conflict a mentor may have in providing guidance and wishing ultimate success of their mentees.
The full podcast, released on May 6th in iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify, features thoughts on diversity in mentorship, how to effectively mentor a future dental public health workforce, and the clarifying differences between mentoring, coach, and apprenticeship.
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Post authored by:
Annaliese Cothron, MS | Program Director
The American Institute of Dental Public Health