AIHC Mentoring Program

Applications are now open for the 2023-2024 AIHC Mentoring Program.

Interprofessional faculty peer mentoring fosters learning together to advance and sustain IPE. Few opportunities exist for health and social care faculty to receive formal mentoring across rank and experience levels to advance and sustain IPE academic initiatives and academic-community partnerships. To mind this gap, the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC), in collaboration with the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, has developed the AIHC Mentoring Program.

The AIHC Mentoring Program accepts mentors and mentees annually to the program. This year-long, virtual program begins in October and ends September the following year with recognition during the Nexus Summit. Selected mentors and mentees are matched based on needs and experience. Over the course of the year, pairs schedule monthly meetings, participate in quarterly learning activities with the larger group, and provide evaluation feedback to improve the mentoring program. The mentor/mentee cohort also submits a team abstract to the Nexus Summit. Past mentees may serve as mentors with subsequent cohorts.

Mentee application is closed

Applications are DUE 11:59 pm EST,
Saturday, September 30, 2023

Eligibility and Criteria for Selection

Being an experienced IPE leader does not necessarily prohibit you from being mentored by someone in an area where you are seeking advice or would like to develop deeper expertise. By the same token, you may not see yourself as an interprofessional leader yet, but you have strong experience in specific areas that would allow you to mentor someone seeking help with that aspect of interprofessional practice or education. You must be an AIHC member to participate in the program. At a minimum:

Mentees must…

  • Be a faculty member in a university environment in a health or health-related profession
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to interprofessional practice, education, and scholarship

Mentors must…

  • Have experience in an academic/university environment
  • Have demonstrated experience with interprofessional practice, education, or scholarship. Examples might include designing and teaching interprofessional coursework, developing interprofessional programs and/or centers, going through promotion and tenure review with an interprofessional component or guiding others through the process, mentoring faculty in clinical and tenure track positions, evaluating interprofessional programs, leading and/or serving as a member of an interprofessional academic-community partnership, leading or participating in an interprofessional grant team, facilitating team science skills development, or any combination of these.
  • Commit time to serve as a volunteer mentor and complete all learning activities with the mentee (approximately 2-3 hours per month)
  • Counsel and guide the mentee on interprofessional career development, which may include providing resources, assisting mentees to network with the IPE community, and soliciting feedback about the effectiveness of mentorship
Please contact with any questions.


Mentoring Program Work Group Co-Chairs

Teri Kennedy
Kaisa Syvaoja
The AIHC Mentoring Program is an initiative of the AIHC Mentoring Collaborative.