Role of the Mentor in the THIMA Mentor Program

Qualifications (meets one of the following)

  • Health Information Profession with an AHIMA credential.
  • Currently working in the Healthcare Industries
  • AHIMA credential professional who has retired from the workforce within the last 7 years.

Role of the Mentor

  • Establish a mutually agreed upon method and frequency of communication.
  • Discuss the goals, objectives, and expectations with the mentee.
  • Discuss setting up a one-time face-to-face meeting, unless prohibited by time and distance.
  • Promptly inform mentee when email, telephone number or contact information changes.
  • Respond to communication from Mentee within 5 days, unless a different response time has been established.
  • Encourage work/student life balance.
  • Communicate with mentee at least monthly.
  • Share with the mentee professional growth information, such as articles, seminars/workshops, and other education opportunities relevant to the mentee’s interest.
  • Inform mentor if you will be unavailable, ex. on vacation, out of the country, etc. and unable to respond within 5 days.
  • Maintain a positive, courteous, and professional demeanor in all interactions.
  • For face-to-face (including virtual) meetings present yourself in a professional manner.