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AAMC Professional Development Opportunities

The American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) offers a variety of resources and trainings, including many focused on female and minority faculty.

Upcoming Programs

  • Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Conference: The seminar covers leadership topics and skills specifically related to the mid-career faculty member, such as negotiation, resilience and wellness, interpersonal communication and finances, which are central to effective collaboration and leadership in various mission critical activities. Participants will benefit from general group sessions and self-selected topical breakout sessions.
  • Minority Faculty Career Seminar: The three-day seminar brings together junior faculty and 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.
  • Early Career Women Faculty Professional Seminar: This popular and highly interactive seminar provides women at the assistant professor level with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the academic medicine enterprise as well as continue on the path to leadership. This three-and-a-half-day seminar is designed for female physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments and in the early stages of leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution. The seminar will present a foundation for modeling leadership behavior, assist in creating individual leadership goals and provide an opportunity to receive mentorship on career-building skills, such as a personal statement and CV development. Participants will gain insights into the realities of building a career in academic medicine and science and will explore various paths to leadership within the academic health enterprise.

For Details and To Apply

For details or if interested in applying to an AAMC program, contact the Office of Faculty and Professional Development.

Panel Discussion

A panel discussion regarding AAMC programs occurred Sept. 23, 2022, with the following panelists:

  • Raman Baweja, MD, Department of Psychiatry – Attended AAMC Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar in 2019
  • Amanda Cooper, MD, Department of Surgery – Attended AAMC LEAD Program in 2019
  • Neha Patel, DO, Department of Pediatrics – Attended AAMC Early Career Women Leadership Seminar in 2022
  • Vinita Acharya, MD, Department of Neurology – Attended AAMC Leadership Development Seminar for Women Faculty in Medicine & Science in 2021
  • Omaima Ali, MD, Department of Medicine – Attended AAMC Minority (Early) Faculty Leadership Development Seminar in 2022
  • Jasmin Lagman, MD, Department of Psychiatry – Attended the AAMC Early Career Women Leadership Seminar in 2022

View a recording of the discussion
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