Mentor Program

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.

Mentor Eligibility

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

Mentor Responsibilities

  • 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

Program Implementation

  • Create a document outlining the mentorship program
  • Identify potential mentors that serve in leadership roles within MFA and MF facilities
  • Develop a mentor application form
  • Develop a mentor request form
  • Include the benefits of the mentorship program, such as facility field trips, benchmarking stats, program evaluation tools, program comparisons, and the benefit of getting involved with MFA
  • Develop a mentor training manual
  • Set up a mentor recruitment/matching program
  • Include mentor/mentee contact information
  • Develop a mechanism to follow up with new members about participating in the mentorship program

Mentor Program Sign Up

First Name *

Last Name *

Business Title *

Email *

Company *

Company Address *

Company Phone *

How long have you been a member of the MFA? *

How long have you been in the medical fitness/fitness industry? *

Are you on the Board of Directors?
yesno

Are you a Fellow Medical Fitness Association?
yesno

Have you ever participated in a committee? If so, please list.

Have you ever been present at national and/or regional conferences or at a state event? If so, please list.

Have you hosted a regional conference or a state event. If so, how many?

How many of the following have you attended:

National conferences

Regional conferences

State event