Professional Development Opportunities (Extramural)
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) offers several Faculty Development
Seminars annually. These professional development opportunities cater to the learning
needs of academic medicine professionals in all stages of their careers. By engaging
a diverse cohort of leading speakers, subject matter experts, and instructors, the
AAMC is able to provide cutting-edge content to keep members at the forefront of academic
Through seminars, workshops, certificate programs and online resources, the AAMC prepares
faculty and staff at our member institutions to lead and transform today’s dynamic
academic medical centers. Whether you are a senior-level leader, new to a leadership
position, or in a role where you want to make a difference in your community, institution,
and profession, these customized offerings and expert faculty will help you learn
and apply new skills for leading academic medicine into the future.
Explore the options listed below to identify the opportunities that best meet your
- Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar, July 15-18, 2017, Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, Washington
- Designed for women physicians and scientists holding medical school faculty appointments
at the assistant professor level, and considering leadership positions within their
discipline, department, or institution, this comprehensive and engaging program provides
an introduction to the knowledge and skills needed to pursue leadership roles within
- Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar, September 7-10, 2017, Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, Florida
- Designed for junior faculty (senior clinical and research fellows, instructors, and
assistant professors) and post docs (MD, D/PhDs and PhDs) who aspire to leadership
positions in academic medicine, this 3-day seminar provides participants with real-world
guidance and tools for pursuing career advancement in academic medicine, developing
key professional competencies, building skills in grant writing and communications,
and expanding their network of colleagues and role models. Bringing together junior
faculty across the United States.
- Mid-Career Minority Faculty Development Seminar, June 15-17, 2017, Location: AAMC Learning Center/Marriott Marquis, Washington D.C.
- Designed for individuals at the associate professor level who aspire to leadership
positions in academic medicine, the seminar will address the specific needs of mid-career faculty from a culturally
responsive approach offering skill building and strategies for pursuing career advancement
in academic medicine, networking opportunities, executive coaching sessions, CV review
for career development planning, as well as observational learning opportunities where
participants will be matched with a senior faculty member outside of their institution.
- Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar, December 10-13, 2016, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Austin, TX
- Designed for women holding medical school appointments at the associate professor
level, and holding leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution,
the program goal is to enhance knowledge and skills needed to support progress along
the path to leadership in academic medicine.
- AAMC Annual Meeting - Learn Serve Lead, November 11-15, 2016, Seattle, WA
- Open to all those who care about the future of academic medicine, this is the only
meeting where our community converges to discuss and expand the future of medical
schools and teaching hospitals. By bringing together our community from across campuses,
across disciplines, and across missions, we can enable connections, deliver thought-provoking
change, and provide leadership that will transform health care.
- Organizational Leadership in Academic Medicine: An Executive Development Seminar for
Associate Deans and Department Chairs, September, 2017, Location: TBA
- Designed for new department chairs and associate deans to enhance your skills in people
management, financial management, legal issues, and communications, and improve your
ability to lead individuals or teams.
To find more information regarding the AAMC Professional Development opportunities,
visit their website at:
If you are interested in attending one of these seminars, please contact Tom Tenner
at (806)743-3010 or email@example.com.
Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program
Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) is a core program of the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Institute continues the legacy of advancing women
in medicine that began in 1850 with the founding of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, the nation's first women's medical school and a predecessor of today's Drexel University College of Medicine.The ELAM program has been specially developed for senior women faculty at the associate
or full professor level who demonstrate the greatest potential for assuming executive
leadership positions at academic health centers within the next five years. Acceptance
into ELAM is determined through an annual competitive selection process, in which
approximately 54 candidates are chosen each year.
ELAM is the only in-depth national leadership program preparing women faculty for the highest administrative ranks at academic health centers. Details and downloadable
application materials can be found on the ELAM web site at http://www.drexelmed.edu/Home/OtherPrograms/ExecutiveLeadershipinAcademicMedicine.aspx.
Please feel free to contact the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development if you have
any questions or need additional information.
Fulbright Programs for U.S. Scholars
Fulbright Programs for U.S. Scholars offer U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals
grants to lecture, conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional
fields, or to participate in seminars. For more information on the various programs
go to: http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/.
Online Professional Development Modules
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has supported the creation of four online
professional development modules for educators across Texas that are now available
24/7 for faculty to access on demand. These online professional development modules
are now available free of charge at : www.TXprofdev.org
The modules consist of instruction examples, teaching tips, recommended readings,
current pedagogical scholarship, active learning teaching strategies, and classroom
activities and are designed to improve higher education instruction, particularly
for new faculty and /or faculty teaching introductory level courses.