Mentoring Program

About the Mentor Program

The AKHIMA Mentoring Program will abide by the following standards of responsibility.

  • Program is a partnership with the University of Alaska Southeast HIM Program students and recent (within 1 year) graduates and AKHIMA
  • Mentors and mentees complete online application
  • Mentors and mentees will be matched by the Program Committee based on the interests identified by the applicants.
  • Matches will occur in April and October of each year
  • Committee will send a letter informing participants of a successful match
  • Mentor and mentee will initiate the mentoring process
  • Mentor training is available face to face at annual AKHIMA meeting.  Or as a web based module on the AKHIMA website.
  • E-mentoring is the ability to mentor via the telephone, web, e-mail or any means deemed appropriate by both the mentor and mentee and is an option in the program in Alaska
  • One-to-one relationships will be maintained in the program with a commitment of 12-months
  • At the end of 6 months and one year both the mentor and mentee will complete an evaluation of their experience
  • The program is housed on the AKHIMA website with all forms, surveys and documentation available in electronic format
  • The AK Community of Practice forum on the AHIMA website will be utilized to ask and receive answers to questions that may be of interest to the general membership

About the Mentor

The Mentor in the AKHIMA Mentoring Program will abide by the following standards of responsibility.

  • Must be a member of AKHIMA and AHIMA
  • Guide by word and example, always exhibiting professional conduct
  • Commit to at least 12 months of mentorship
  • Check with mentee at least monthly and document mentorship
  • Complete program evaluation survey at end of 6 and 12 months
  • Receive 4 Continuing Education Units at the end of 12 months of successful mentorship
  • Participate in mentor training which is available face to face or as a web based module
  • Monitor the AK Community of Practice forum on the AHIMA website to answer general questions

About the Mentee

The Mentee in the AKHIMA Mentoring Program will abide by the following standards of responsibility.

  • Must be a member of AKHIMA and AHIMA
  • Always exhibit professional conduct when associating with mentor
  • Commit to at least 12 months of mentorship
  • Be available to mentor at least monthly
  • Complete program evaluation survey at end of 6 and 12 months
  • Participate in mentor training which is available face to face or as a web based module
  • Monitor the AK Community of Practice forum on the AHIMA website to receive answers to general questions

About the Committee Chair

The Mentoring Program Committee Chair will abide by the following standards of responsibility.

  • Each year compare the mentor list to the association active membership to ensure mentor and mentee are active member of the association
  • Serve as lead to Committee to match mentors and mentees based on areas of interest
  • Ensure program evaluation forms are completed and analyzed
  • Maintain mentor website with updates and announcements
  • Track and maintain continuing education credits for mentors
  • Provide program training and evaluation

Mentor/Mentee Application

Please complete the online application below.

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