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Being a part of the AHIMA Student Advisory Committee (SAC) is a fantastic professional development experience. Develop as a leader as you work with other HIM students to plan educational events and webinars, advocate for the profession, write for AHIMA publications, engage other students online, network with HIM experts, and create resources that assist HIM students on their professional journeys.
The committee is limited to five members. The term is for one year (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018). Diversity of experience (your program, past education, previous career) is appreciated.
AHIMA student membership is required of all SAC members. All SAC members must be enrolled in a CAHIIM-accredited program for the majority of the term (for example, if you will graduate in the spring of 2018, you will be considered; if you will graduate in the winter of 2017, you are encouraged to apply to serve on the New Graduate Leadership Committee).
Complete this application and upload your current resume. You may also upload a letter of recommendation from a professional reference, but this is not required. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2017.
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Advisory Committee Activities
The AHIMA Student Advisory Committee leads several activities, such as:
- Setting yearly goals and developing projects that will benefit AHIMA student members
- Working collaboratively as a team via bi-monthly teleconferences and an in-person meeting
- Planning Student Academy at AHIMA’s annual convention, including speakers and topics
- Advocating for the health information field, including at the annual Hill Day
- Communicating AHIMA student member benefits and opportunities through Engage, e-newsletters, and social media
- Representing student needs and issues to key leadership, including the AHIMA Board of Directors, House of Delegates, and others
Required Core Competencies for a Student Advisory Committee Member
- Must be an AHIMA Student Member
- Follow and advocate for the AHIMA Code of Ethics; value honesty, integrity, and transparency
- Demonstrate commitment to AHIMA’s mission, vision, values, and strategy
- Act as a team player and collaborator; completes assigned duties and tasks
- Respect diversity and foster inclusion to ensure all voices are heard and respected
- Display patience with others and sensitivity to due process
- Present a positive professional image