WHAT IS THE AMHP MENTOR PROGRAM?
AMHP’s high impact mentoring program is designed to develop and foster connections between diverse health professionals, and students to help advance the quality of care in the United States. As professionals, your understanding of healthcare organizations, career options, trends, professional networking, and job opportunities is invaluable to students and young health professionals. This program is designed exclusively for AMHP Members, who will be paired by association; college or employer, interests, and geographic region. Mentor and mentee determine the length of the formal relationship.
As a mentor, you can help by offering career guidance, academic advice, and wisdom gained from your personal and professional experiences. We encourage mentors and mentees to connect on a regular basis; once a month phone call, in-person meetings, or email conversations. However, the frequency and form of communication are things you both can determine.
Because matches are recommended based on member profile data, we invite all members to update their profile with the most up to date and current information.
Go to AMHP Member LogIn and apply through the Mentor Program by completing the Mentor/Mentee information section. Choose to be a mentor or mentee and indicate the type of association you prefer and your interests. Matches will be made on a bi-monthly basis.
Am I eligible?
Mentors should have:
- AMHP Members
- Five years or more professional experience in the healthcare sector
- The ability to provide insights into the profession to help guide the mentee.
- Expertise in communication, leadership, strategic decision making, organizational skills, and resource management.
Mentoring involves both a coaching and an educational role, requiring a generosity of time, empathy, a willingness to share knowledge and skills, and an enthusiasm for teaching and the success of others. Being mentored is believed to have an important influence on personal development, career guidance, and career choice.
Mentees Should Be:
- Students or new career professionals, and/or those wishing to broaden their professional acumen.
- New or current members who are transitioning from one profession to another.
The AMHP Mentor Program platform also serves as a way for fellow AMHP members to connect, allowing for deeper engagement between all AMHP members. This is an invaluable form of support for all our members.