A Medical Fitness Association Mentor is a MFA member, who is interested in sharing their knowledge and resources to be of assistance to new MFA members. This mentor will be selected by the Membership Committee based on their demonstrated understanding of the Medical Fitness difference through experience and involvement in a variety of Medical Fitness activities and programs.
A MFA mentor needs to meet the following MFA Mentor Program criteria:
Actively involved in the MFA for at least 3 years. Active involvement may include, but is not limited to:
Participation on committees or boards
Attending, presenting or hosting conferences or meetings
Fellowship status or is diligently work toward Fellowship status
MFA Director Certification credential
Alignment with a MFA certified facility and involved with helping that facility to reach or maintain that status
Contact the mentee no less than once per month for the first year and subsequently as the two parties agree
Remind the mentee of upcoming events, programs and opportunities for engagement
Encourage active participation in the Medical Fitness Association through committees, fellowship, conferences, webinars, certifications, etc.
Encourage participation in MFA surveys, such as benchmarking efforts, salary surveys, facility/program questionnaires; outcome studies and other research opportunities to set national indicators.
Encourage the mentee to use the MFA website as a tool for networking, learning about our Best Practice Partners and reaching out to peers
Share the benefits of being a MFA member and certified facility and encourage the mentee facility to go through the MFA facility certification process
If possible, set up mentee/mentor facility tours to evaluate operations, programs and services; link department managers/supervisors together; to share insights; and to brainstorm
Help form relationships with other nearby MF facilities through Regional and State Meetings or via the State Captain
Encourage participation in advocacy efforts
Encourage mentees to bring other new members to the table
Encourage the mentees to share information with other MFA facilities, such as Profile sharing and health system comparisons, Balanced Scorecard, Flash reports, staffing metrics and pay ranges