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    Chief Medical Officers (CMO) Leadership Academy

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    The role of the chief medical officer (CMO) has rapidly evolved as the health care environment has grown more complex. It is important for today’s academic medicine leaders to train and prepare the next generation of CMOs to successfully meet both the clinical and business demands of this position. This 15-month executive training program defines the unique role, responsibilities, and influence of the CMO as a high-functioning member of the C-suite.

    Using a blended approach of peer learning, paired mentors, independent project work and face-to-face and virtual meetings, this curriculum, designed by teaching hospital and health system CMOs, covers administrative and leadership topics that are critical to CMOs’ success.

    Who Should Attend?

    Newly appointed CMOs who are in their first four years of the position, and senior physician leaders preparing to assume the CMO role in the next one to three years.

    Upcoming Program

    • December 5, 2023 (Virtual)
    • January 11-12, 2024
    • February 28, 2024 (Denver, Colo.)
    • May 7, 2024 (Virtual)
    • June 6-7, 2024
    • July 9, 2024 (Virtual)
    • September, 26-27, 2024
    • December 10, 2024 (Virtual)
    • January 9-10, 2025
    • March 2025 (TBD)

    The application period for the next CMO Leadership Academy cohort will open over the Summer.  If you would like to stay informed of opening dates and timelines, please click here.

    The first in person meeting of the 2024-2025 CMO Leadership Academy will be held January 11-12, 2024.  All in-person meetings are at the AAMC Headquarters in Washington, DC unless noted otherwise.

    A virtual welcome session for accepted applicants will be held December 5, 2023.

    Application & Fees

    As an application-based program that requires support from the applicant’s member institution, applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for the program:

    • Be from an AAMC member institution or affiliate, or teaching hospital
    • Obtain support from the CEO of their teaching hospital or Dean of their medical school
    • Identify a care redesign project for implementation while participating in the program
    • Commit to attending all in-person and virtual meetings

    The application fee for the 2022-2023 cohort of the CMO Leadership Academy was $7,950. This fee covered all program materials, and all meals/refreshment breaks for all six in-person meetings. The fee also included access to all in-person and virtual content.  Registration for the 2024 CMOG/GFP Joint Spring Meeting, taking place February 29 – March 1, 2024, is included in the Academy registration fee and attendance is required to complete the program.

    The fee does not cover optional CME fees, any form of travel to and from meetings, hotel accommodations, project related materials, or registration fees for other AAMC meetings (excluding the 2024 Chief Medical Officers Group (CMOG) and Group on Faculty Practice (GFP) Meeting). Accepted applicants will be responsible for covering program expenses not included in the fee.

    Learning Objectives

    At the completion of this program, participants will be able to:

    • Identify and describe the critical success factors associated with the CMO role.
    • Develop administrative skills required to perform the CMO role.
    • Determine opportunities and cultivate strategies to create better alignment within care system.
    • Utilize principles and strategies for leveraging influence to motivate individuals, change behaviors, and
      drive mutually desired outcomes in the present and/or absence of direct authority.

    Questions? Email cmoleadershipacademy@aamc.org.