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    Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program

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    The Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate (HEDIC) is an intensive academic program of diversity education specifically designed to develop the competencies leaders need to drive diversity as a core component of excellence in health care. The curriculum focuses on applied skills that will assist participants in successfully implementing diversity projects at their home institutions. Upon completion of the program, participants are required to present their project before the cohort and instructors, as well as at their institution. All participants are sponsored by their institutions.

    Since the program launched in 2013, more than 100 faculty and staff from over 50 AAMC member institutions and allied health associations have developed the competencies needed to drive diversity and inclusion as core components of excellence in health care. Projects to date have spanned a range of topics, including institutional strategic planning; cultural competency training; faculty recruitment, retention, and development; medical student admissions and diversity programs; and resident recruitment programs.

    Who should attend?

    Chief diversity officers and other leaders in academic medicine with responsibility for diversity, equity, and inclusion programs at AAMC member medical schools and teaching hospitals as well as allied health associations.

    As a participant in this six-month program, you will:

    • Link diversity, equity, and inclusion directly to measurable goals of excellence at your institution
    • Learn to develop an organizational infrastructure focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion issues
    • Learn to collaborate with various leaders across all levels of your institution to achieve diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • Apply current research to the creation and execution of your institution’s strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • Develop a project plan designed to drive excellence specifically tailored to your institution
    • Develop an invaluable network of peers and leaders who are facing similar challenges, and more

    Important Dates

    Applications will open soon. 

    January 27-31, 2025
    Module 1 — FOUNDATIONS

    AAMC headquarters in Washington, DC

    February 2025
    Module 2 — MEASUREMENT


    March 2025
    Module 3 — CHANGE


    April 28-May 2, 2025

    AAMC headquarters in Washington, DC

    May 2025
    Module 5 — INFLUENCE


    June 23-27, 2025
    Module 6 — IMPACT

    Student Presentations
    AAMC headquarters in Washington, DC

    Video Testimonials

    Alumni from AAMC Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program have provided the following video testimonials to describe their experiences in the program.


    Content and program inquiries: Taniecea Mallery and Asinia Crawford
    Program travel and logistics inquiries: Annette Schwenz
    Application inquiries: Debra K. Hollins