2017 Student Contest Coming Soon!

Details for the 2017 AHIMA Student Member Contest will be available in the fall. If you are a part of an on-campus HIM club or student group,  please contact with your contact information so that you can be invited to participate as a group!

2016 HIM Mentor Contest for Students — Winner Announced

Health Information Management (HIM) students were invited to submit an essay, “Why I need an HIM Mentor,” for the 2016 student contest. Many students shared wonderful stories about the inspiration and support they received from HIM professionals: their instructors, practicum supervisors, colleagues and component state association leaders. 

The winning essay, by Rebecca Teleszky, RHIA, highlighted how the influence of her mentor, Maria Caban Alizondo, MAOL, RHIT, FAHIMA, who Rebecca had initially shadowed, led her to feel more confident and engaged in the HIM profession.

You may read Rebecca Teleszky’s winning essay here. Rebecca and Maria presented about mentoring at the 2016 Student Academy; AHIMA student members can now access this video and all other Student Academy recordings.

If you would like to find an HIM Mentor, visit the AHIMA Mentor Match Program and begin your search!