Engage in Mentoring

Informaticians Helping Informaticians

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AMIA's multidisciplinary and interprofessional membership offers members a myriad of opportunities to connect. 

AMIA Mentor Match Program
The Mentor Match Program connects members through the AMIA Connect Online Member Community connect.amia.org. This is the perfect opportunity for you to connect with a fellow AMIA member to help them with their professional development or receive assistance on your own. 

Make your connection today!

Take the next step.
How It Works

Just one hour per month to build a priceless relationship!


   

Need Assistance? We're here to help

Understand how each member benefit can help your career, hone your leadership skills, and help you get noticed. Call or email AMIA Member Services at 301-65-1291, ext. 138 or membership@amia.org. We’ll help you navigate engagement and find the perfect mentor or mentee match.

Get the most out of your membership. Update your profile!

Complete your AMIA profile. Make sure your contact information is up to date, add a recent professional profile picture, expand on your bio and import your education and job history information from LinkedIn.

Having a complete and accurate profile is crucial to the success of selection, matching, and building your support network.

Laura Heermann Langford, PhD, RN

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I have learned so much from so many people – it is hard to name them all, and I am so appreciative of all of my mentors and colleagues.

Tiffani J. Bright, PhD

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For a time, I recall being unsure and quite timid about volunteering within the organization because I felt that I needed to be more established, but I love how there’s a place for everyone to serve in AMIA. I’m thankful that I had the encouragement to move beyond that point because since that time, I’ve had the opportunity to grow professionally, serve, and reap the countless benefits of becoming an “activated” member.  AMIA is a community of professionals committed to set goals, providing opportunities and support for everyone seeking to be engaged.

Kim Unertl, PhD

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"My mentor Nancy Lorenzi and my colleague Laurie Novak. Nancy gives me a long view of informatics and where we stand and where she thinks we are headed. Laurie always has a great grasp of theory from different fields...."

The Value of Being a mentor

“I was a mentor - and was surprised at how much both of us learned...” (AMIA 2016 Annual Symposium Career Development for Women)

Mentee - Not Just for Students

Alone in your workplace as the ONLY informatician?

Find a mentor buddy who can advise you on your internal challenges (and actually knows what you are talking about).

Battling internal politics with people who don’t know much about informatics?

Learn how to get buy-in from someone who has been there, done that.

Wondering whether going back to school for more education will help you advance?

Talk it out with someone who returned to school after years in the workplace.

Trying to move from informatician to an executive role?

Explore how to pivot and move from “the data person” to “leadership track”

New to informatics and AMIA and need some guidance on where to start?

Chat with a 1-5-year member who knows what the new member experience is like.

Mentee - It's not only for students

What does your career track look like 5 and 10 years in the future?

Connect with a mentor in your field.

Just started a fellowship?

Find an adviser to help you navigate a pathway.

Want to switch career tracks and explore a new area?

Select a mentor with experience in your target field.

Looking for guidance as a woman rising in the ranks?

Share your questions and concerns with another woman informatician leader.

Struggling in your Primary Investigator role?

Zero in on another successful PI’s experience.

Making the leap from academia to industry?

Discuss the challenges and opportunities with a mentor who has followed the same path.