PHA Professional Mentorship Program
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) Professional Mentor Program is for clinicians and researchers who care for people with pulmonary hypertension. It connects physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, other allied health professionals and researchers with qualified professional mentors.
Mentors must be available to answer questions and provide support for mentees on a variety of subjects, including:
- Clinical practice experiences.
- Clinician responsibilities in PH centers, such as medication approval and monitoring.
- Research activities.
- Allied health professional’s role in a collaborative practice.
- Managing work-related stress.
- Role of an active member of PHPN/PHCR.
- PH Care Center accreditation, including regional and comprehensive care centers.
How to Apply
Fill out an application, and submit a photo and CV. Applicants must be current PHPN or PHCR members. PHA staff will review applications on a rolling basis and present recommendations to the PHA Professional Education Committee for approval.
Mentees can request specific mentors after viewing mentor profiles, and PHA staff will do its best to accommodate the request. If an applicant doesn’t request a specific mentor, the committee will select the match.
Connecting mentees and mentors
PHA staff will contact mentors and mentees to set up introductory calls. The call will include an overview of the program and discuss the pair’s preferred mode of communication. After the call, a mentee can contact their mentor as needed or through a schedule determined on the initial call. The mentor must agree to be available to one mentee for up to six months.
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Mentees and mentors must submit brief evaluations after one, three and six months. The evaluations will collect information about frequency of contact, general experience and any issues. PHA staff periodically will review the data with names removed to identify challenges new PH professionals face and opportunities to improve the program.
Length of commitment
Mentors can decide to continue the mentorship or end it after six months. If a mentor decides to end their service, the mentee can request a new mentor if they want to continue in the program. The six-month period is in place to make mentors available to future mentees. Mentors aren’t bound to a set term and can discontinue if professional or personal obligations prevent them from fulfilling their mentor responsibilities.
If you have questions about the program or the status of your application, email us or call 301-565-3004 x744.