Extramural Professional Development Opportunities | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

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 medicine.

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 needs. 

To find more information regarding the AAMC Professional Development opportunities, visit their website.

If you are interested in attending one of these seminars, please contact the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development at 806.743.3010.


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.

Please feel free to contact the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development if you have any questions or need additional information.


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.

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