Role of the Mentee in the THIMA Mentor Program

Qualifications (meets one of the following)

  • Currently enrolled in HIT or HIM program.
  • Interested in pursuing a career in the HIM profession.
  • Currently working in the HIM profession and is interested in obtaining an AHIMA credential.
  • Currently working in the HIM profession and interested in expanding and broadening knowledge and expertise.

Mentee Responsibilities

  • Make initial contact with the mentor.
  • Discuss setting up a one-time face-to-face meeting, unless prohibited by time and distance.
  • Establish a mutually agreed upon method and frequency of communication
  • Discuss the goals, objectives, and expectations with the mentee.
  • Promptly inform mentor if email, telephone number or contact information changes.
  • Respond to communication from Mentor within 5 days, unless a different response time has been established.
  • Inform mentor if you will be unavailable, ex. on vacation, out of the country, etc. and unable to respond within 5 days.
  • Communicate with the mentor at least monthly.
  • Maintain a positive, courteous, and professional demeanor in all interactions.
  • For face-to-face (including virtual) meetings present yourself in a professional business casual manner.