The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA)’s newest cohort of mentee-mentor pairs recently started their journeys with the PHA Professional Mentorship Program. This cohort is the program’s largest to date, with 11 paired mentors and mentees, including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants and pharmacists.
The mentorship program connects health care professionals of various experience levels who can provide professional expertise and guidance. Peer mentees may be seeking general guidance and advice on PH-related treatment, care and research, or looking for direction on a particular topic pertaining to PH, such as PH coordinator roles and responsibilities.
After the initial pairing, peer mentors support their mentees over six months by working on goals established at the beginning of the program. Mentors and mentees communicate to accomplish these goals through video calls, phone or email communications. For example, peer mentees may be looking for support on developing PH patient education materials, and may send draft versions to their mentor to review. Other peer mentees may want to ask questions about the PH Care Center accreditation process from a peer mentor who has been through the process before.
As the program continues to grow, PHA is searching for experienced PH professionals to join the program as peer mentors to help foster the growth and development of our PH provider community. All PHPN/PHCR members are encouraged to apply, and the program is in particular need of the following providers:
- Nurse practitioners.
- Physician assistants.
- Pediatric PH clinicians.
If you are a PHPN/PHCR member and want to be a peer mentor or mentee, apply here.
Get more information at the PHA Professional Mentorship page and the mentor profiles page.