Professional Development: Master of HIHIM

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The UW Master of Health Informatics and Health Information Management (MHIHIM) program prioritizes helping students’ professional and career development. We offer a variety of programs and services to support and enhance your professional development. Contact the Master of HIHIM career advisor to connect with available services and support outlined on this page.

Professional Development Services

We have a dedicated graduate program and career advisor. The advisor is available to meet and discuss career goals and paths, assist with editing resume and cover letters, connect prospective and current students with an alum, and more. The advisor organizes quarterly events that vary in content, including a speaker series with health care leaders and program alumni.

Professional Mentoring

Through the Master of HIHIM Stakeholders Program, students can connect with a mentor from the health informatics and health information management community. A mentor can provide career guidance, enhance professional networks, and become a lifelong professional and personal connection.

Quarterly Leadership Speaker Series

The speaker series allows students to engage with industry-based leaders, visionaries, policy makers, and renowned leaders from local health care organizations. Speakers from various health care organizations and systems offer valuable insights and innovative solutions to some contemporary health care challenges.

Alumni Panel

Students meet and engage with alumni who have varied professional experiences and share their post-degree career pathway. Panel events provide wonderful networking and exchange opportunities with program alumni.

Peer Mentoring and Additional Networking Opportunities

Master of HIHIM faculty and staff prioritize helping students build strong networking skills and professional contacts. During the program, students meet and network with senior students and alumni at program-sponsored events, such as the ones listed on this page. These activities include informal opportunities to learn about various health care positions and career paths.