Professional Development

The UW Master of Health Informatics and Health Information Management program, places a high priority on helping you take the next step in your career. We offer a variety of programs and services to support and enhance your professional development.

Professional Development Services

The MHIHIM program has a dedicated professional development specialist. The specialist is available to meet with you anytime to discuss your career goals, help you explore career paths, assist with resume and cover letter edits, connect you with an alum and more. He or she organizes quarterly events that vary in content, including speaker series with health care leaders and program alumni. You can email the professional development specialist at

Professional Mentoring

Through the MHIHIM Stakeholders Program, MHIHIM students can get connected to a mentor from the Seattle-area health informatics and health information management community. A mentor can provide career guidance, enhance your professional network and develop into a lifelong professional and personal connection. Students interested in having a mentor work with the MHIHIM professional development specialist to be matched with a mentor that aligns with their career goals.

Leadership Speaker Series

The lunchtime Leadership 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 the contemporary health care challenges.

Alumni Panel Speaker Series

The lunchtime Alumni Panel Speaker Series allows students to meet and engage with alumni with diverse professional experiences sharing their post-MHIHIM career pathway. These sessions offer wonderful networking and exchange opportunities with program alumni.

Internships and Fellowships

Internships and fellowships for MHIHIM students are supported on a case-by-case basis. Students interested in exploring these opportunities should contact the MHIHIM professional development specialist at to discuss needs and potential placements.

Peer Mentoring and Networking Opportunities

We place a high priority on helping you build strong networking skills and your own set of professional contacts. During your time in the program, you will have the opportunity to meet and network with senior MHIHIM students and alumni at program-sponsored events. These activities include informal opportunities to learn about various health care positions and career paths.