The Academy Mentoring Program is open to all physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists who are interested in learning more about HIV care. Academy membership is strongly encouraged, though not required for mentees.
Participation in the Academy Mentoring Program can be used, in lieu of treating the minimum 25 patients with HIV, to meet the Experience requirement for eligibility for the HIV Specialist or HIV Pharmacist Credential. To meet this requirement, participants must be paired with a mentor within 2 years prior to the date of application. The mentoring relationship does not have to be completed before registering to become credentialed.
Participating in the Academy Mentoring Program is not a substitute for the CE Requirement. All candidates must complete the required 45 hours of HIV- or HCV-related CE to meet the eligibility requirements.
For questions about earning your credential from the Academy, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mentoring Process for Mentees
New mentees should follow the process below to participate in the program.
Register as a Mentee. Use the button below to complete your Mentee Profile and submit your availability to enter a mentoring relationship.
Search for Available Mentors. Use the Mentor Directory to search for available mentors. Once you have registered, some suggested mentors will be shown at the top of the directory. Alternatively, you can search for specific criteria in a mentor.
When you have found an possible mentor, send them a request to enter a mentoring relationship.
Schedule a First Meeting. Once they have agreed to be your mentor, set up a first call or meeting to get to know each other.
Meet Every Month. Mentors and Mentees should agree on the frequency of communication, but plan to check in at least once per month for about an hour.
Assess the relationship after 6 months. By default, a mentoring relationship will formally last for 6 months. Relationships may be extended upon agreement of both the mentor and mentee.