Engage in Mentoring

Informaticians Helping Informaticians

AMIA's Mentorship Program is reborn! For the past 5 years, AMIA's mentorship program has connected more than 500 mentors and mentees. The New Mentor Match seeks to connect more than 1000 mentors and mentees! AMIA's multidisciplinary and interprofessional membership offers members a myriad of opportunities to connect. 

*Just one hour per month to build a priceless relationship!

 AMIA Mentor Match Program

The new and improved 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. 

Introductory Sign-up Period: Extended. Matching season takes place now! (Must be an active member to participate. Be sure to renew your 2017 membership dues in order to participate in the program. Renew now: https://www.amia.org/myprofile)

Mentors AND Mentees must OPT-IN to the Mentor Match program.

Opening Matching Period: Extended. Matching season takes place now! 

Time commitment: 1 hour minimum per month

Duration: Remainder of the membership year left after a Mentor Match is made. Matching season started January 1, 2017. 

Venue: Face-to-face or phone/email/skype

Mentoring Topics: Mentors and mentees are matched based on common interests.

Mentees search the Mentor database based on AMIA member's

  • Expertise
  • Professional Role
  • Work Setting
  • Career Stage
  • Gender
  • Geography

Requirements: Agree to program guidelines, attend kickoff call at start of program and connect with each other at least once a month. 

Only AMIA can connect you to a relationship with a true informatician!

Welcome! Our AMIA Mentor Match program reflects our commitment to you and your professional development. This unique online networking and career development tool helps you find, connect and share experiences with others. Your mentor or mentee can be in the same city or on the other side of the world. You can apply to our HUG Mentor Match program in four simple steps:



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 and matching. Profile complete? Return back to this page and move on to step 2.


    Are you looking to be a mentor or mentee? Perhaps both? Sign up:

    Make selections for each of the program demographics to set your preferences. Demographics include: topics, venue, specialties, career stage and start/end date. Please note that some fields are required for enrollment. The more information you provide, the easier it will be to make the best match. Keep in mind in order to request a mentor or mentee, you must be enrolled in the program.


    Please note: This portion of the program opened January 1. Matching Season is OPEN!

    Use the AMIA Mentor Program Directory to input your search criteria. Start by selecting the topic(s) of interest which include:

    Then go select the mentoring venue, career stage, specialties, name and location. You can also take advantage of features to help you find and recruit matches:

    • Track your mentoring relationships
    • Participate in discussion forums on mentoring topics
    • Search for helpful mentoring resources


    Congratulations! You're all set. You completed steps 1-3 and are now ready for the fun stuff. Let the mentoring begin. Do one search or multiple searches. If you're unsure of the search criteria, select "Search for ALL of the selected values." The AMIA Mentor Match Program Directory will do the work for you and populate the results.

    Next click on the member's name that you're interested in establishing a mentor/mentee connection with. The link will bring you to their profile page. Look around. If you think it's a desired match, look under their profile image for the Mentor Match badge, which when clicked will you allow you to request a connection. If it's not a desired match, you can simply select the back button to return to your previous search results.

    NEED HELP? If you have any questions about our AMIA Mentor Match program, contact Rob Rader. Your success is our success, we're here to help.