SoCal HIMSS is the No. 1 professional membership organization for helping early health IT careerists transition from academia into the health IT workforce.

Our Mentorship Program provides unique and dynamic partnerships between seasoned health IT mentors and protégés in a variety of health IT disciplines who wish to give back to their profession by supporting the next generation of early careerists who are passionate about health information management technology careers.

Protégés that participate in the mentorship program will gain valuable insight into career development through low intensity, anytime-anywhere mentoring. Mentors will gain leadership visibility among the community, and will be able to make a difference in to the next generation of healthcare IT leadership in only a 15 minute/week commitment.


Mentorship Program benefits professional membership

  • Provide tangible benefits to student membership
  • Give back to your profession
  • Contribute to the professional development of Health IT workforce
  • Identify highly motivated new hire recruits
  • Narrow HIT workforce employment gap

Mentorship Program benefits student membership

  • Build professional development skills
  • Promote career networking with members
  • Provide career mentorship guidance
  • Increase visibility with employers
  • Improve employment opportunities
Mentorship Program supports IT workforce development

Provides inside knowledge of hiring companies and career advice on resume building, identify skill gaps, provide mock interviews, assist with professional networking opportunities, build career knowledge though chapter educational seminars and conferences, and provide opportunities for leadership development through chapter volunteerism on our many program committees.

Protégés gain invaluable knowledge and insight into next steps to move from academia to the HIT workforce in a variety of career disciplines
  • Electronic Health Records Management
  • Revenue Cycle Management
  • Finance Analytics and Business Intelligence
  • Meaningful Use Analytics and Reporting
  • Regulatory Compliance, Quality Assurance, Audit
  • Health IT software applications Implementation
  • ICD-10 transition, Electronic Coding Systems
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Health information exchange (HIE), Interoperability
  • Health IT Implementation Project Management


As a HIMSS SoCal Chapter mentor you will act as a friend, a teacher, and a guide, and encourage, advise, and assist HIMSS SoCal  new careerists and emerging leaders with their career development and mid-career transitions by sharing your own experiences and knowledge of the Health Information Technology and Management profession and professional networks.

After completing a brief enrollment form our Mentorship Program  Coordinator will contact you to discuss potential protégés and to introduce you to your selected match. An introduction call is then arranged with your protégé.

Protégés - HIMSS SoCal Student Membership Required

Protégés will have opportunities to explore their chosen career path through interaction with seasoned professionals who work in their chosen field of expertise to identify long-term professional development needs and realize the value of professional networking. An introduction call will be arranged with your mentor.


Mentors will usually provide from 30 to 60 minutes per month over a period of 6 months. Meeting times to be decided and communicated to potential protégés during initial introduction.

Step 1. Fill out your enrollment application 
Step 2. Upon receipt of application you will receive a welcome letter
Step 3. Program Coordinator will begin the matching process
Step 4. You will be contacted by email for a phone call to discuss matches
Step 5. Select your protégé
Step 6. Coordinator arranges introduction call
Step 7. Mentorship begins!
Step 8. Complete satisfaction survey at completion of mentorship

Mentor Application
Protégé Application
Please type your responses into these PDF forms and save as a new file. Email your application to the committee at
On behalf of HIMSS SoCal and the Mentorship Committee, we welcome you to this exciting new program and wish you a successful mentorship experience! You may reach the committee at