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MG Telita Crosland, MD- Keys to Successful Mentorship- What Should a Mentor Know?

Dr. Crosland is a graduate of West Point and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She has held many significant responsibilities in her Army Medicine Career. She currently serves as the Deputy Surgeon General of the Army and Chief of the Army Medical Corps.


On this episode of our Military Medical Mentorship Moments Series, MG Crosland focuses on important things that successful mentors know. You will hear her provide insightful answers to the following questions:


Q. How do you choose a Mentee?

Q. What are the characteristics of effective mentors?

Q. How many Mentees should you have? Does it matter?

Q. What are some Mentor competencies?

Q. What “process skills” are necessary for Mentors

Q. How do you know you are ready to be a Mentor?

Q. How do you prepare to be a mentor?

Q. What are some “Don’ts” for a Mentor

Q. What do you do if the relationship is not working out or you just want out?


Personal Reflections on Mentorship


Q. Who was your most influential mentor? Why

Q. What was the best advice you got from a mentor?

Q. What do you know now that you wish you would have learned much earlier?

Q. What characterizes a “good” or “not so good” mentorship relationship from your experience? Provide examples

Q. What is some practical advice for someone interested in mentoring or being mentored? What are the next steps to take?


Telita shares many insights and mentorship lessons learned over a distinguished career. You don’t want to miss this special episode!


MG Crosland’s Military Medicine Mentorship Moments Episode is available on all major podcast platforms. Here are some popular links that will bring you directly to the episode:

Apple: https://apple.co/3VgeaxG

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3ysVzEV





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