Health Information Management Student Selected to National Advisory Committee
Saint Louis University Health Information Management Senior Alexa Kilfoy was one of five students across the nation selected for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Student Advisory Committee for the 2016-1017 school year. The AHIMA Student Advisory Committee collaborates with AHIMA’s leadership, members and staff to create new resources and opportunities for health information management students as they make the transition to professionals.
“It was a long-term career goal of mine to become involved with the HIM profession on the national level. I saw the AHIMA Student Advisory Council as a great first step,” Kilfoy said. “I was extremely excited and thankful to have been selected for the committee. I felt honored to be one of five students in the nation selected for this position.”
As an elected member of the Student Advisory Committee, Kilfoy and her fellow committee members recently had the opportunity to present at the annual AHIMA Convention and Exhibit in Baltimore, MD. Kilfoy’s primary presentation was titled Career Prep Resources, which provided students with information about resources that AHIMA provides in order to help HIM students with their studies and their transitions into the professional world.
“I enjoyed the opportunity to give these presentations and have the experience of presenting on a national level in front of hundreds of people, which was a completely new experience for me,” Kilfoy said. “I was able to take what I have learned at SLU and through AHIMA and apply it to my presentations in order to connect with the audience and share information.”
Kilfoy’s selection to the committee marks the second time in as many years that SLU has had a student from its Health Information Management program on the AHIMA Student Advisory Committee; last year, Curran Eigelberger (Class of 2016) served on the committee.