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    Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

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    This popular and highly interactive seminar provides women at the assistant professor level with foundational leadership knowledge and skills that will enable them to achieve their career goals and thrive as a successful leader in academic medicine and science.

    The seminar will present a foundation for modeling leadership behavior, and participants will learn critical skills and strategies to assist them as they prepare for their next advancement and promotion opportunity. Due to the content focus, applicants must be actively looking to advance to the next stage of their career.

    Seminar activities will focus on expanding their network of colleagues through the facilitation of peer discussions, large- and small-group sessions, and activities to gain additional insights from faculty and peers alike. There is an emphasis on establishing personal leadership skills and practices to serve as a foundation for success as women prepare to advance to higher faculty ranks and leadership positions.

    Who Should Attend?

    The Early Career Seminar for Women Faculty is designed for women physicians and scientists with an appointment at an AAMC member school of medicine, with a minimum of two years of experience (from the date of the seminar) as an Assistant Professor. Instructors will be considered based upon experience. We recognize every faculty member’s career progresses at a different pace so we say, generally, this seminar is designed for women faculty who have held an academic appointment at a school of medicine for 8 years or less. Due to high demand, and limited capacity, we are unable to accept anyone outside of this target audience.

    Upcoming Seminar

    July 18-21, 2023
    Hyatt Regency Boston
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Application & Fees

    Applications for the 2023 EWIMS seminar will open in mid-February. The fee for this seminar is subject to a slight increase and will become available in early 2023.

    The fee for the 2022 seminar was $2,050 and included payment of the seminar, course materials, some meals and networking activities. The application fee did not include the optional CME fee, travel, or hotel accommodations.

    The application process for the 2023 seminar will open in mid-February 2023. The fee for the this seminar is subject to a slight increase and will become available in early 2023.

    Learn more about important changes to the application process.

    The AAMC believes that gender equity is key to achieving excellence in academic medicine. As women continue to be underrepresented in key leadership positions within the physician and scientific research workforce, the early and mid-career women faculty seminars strive to provide participants with critical knowledge, skills, and strategies to enhance their leadership skillset and increase their confidence in seeking advancement to the next stage of their career. 

    Previous attendees have provided feedback regarding the positive impact of full participation in all seminar programming, including plenary and breakout sessions, peer collaboration activities, and evening networking events. These seminars are designed to immerse and engage you in an intensive learning experience through interactive table discussions, focused learning and application, and networking opportunities. Please consider applying to a seminar at a time that best allows you to be fully present in the classroom and engage in all activities to maximize the overall impact of the experience for yourself and the other participants.

    Program Objectives

    Upon completion of the seminar, participants will be able to:

    • Demonstrate leadership behaviors that include effective communication, expanding self-awareness, increasing financial acumen, and other leadership topics necessary for skill development and career advancement.
    • Gain insights into overcoming challenges and developing strategies for navigating gender dynamics in the workplace.
    • Create individualized leadership goals that align with their long-term career vision and short-term goals for promotion.
    • Expand their network of colleagues within academic medicine and science.

    Questions? Email learningandleadershipdevelopment@aamc.org.