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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 are now closed for this session. 

    March 27-31, 2023
    Module 1 — Diversity as a Driver of Institutional Excellence

    AAMC headquarters in Washington, DC

    April 2023
    Module 2 — Diversity Measurement and Assessment


    May 22-26, 2023
    Module 3 — Change Management Resources

    AAMC headquarters in Washington, DC

    June 2023
    Module 4 — Diversity Project Assignment: Project Management


    July 2023
    Module 5 — Diversity Project Assignment: Implementation Planning


    August 14-18, 2023
    Module 6 — 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: Ronalyn Teodoro
    Application inquiries: Debra K. Hollins

    AAMC Health and Safety Protocol for All In-Person Meetings

    The AAMC is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all AAMC meeting participants. As of January 1, 2022, to minimize risks associated with COVID-19, attendance at AAMC in-person learning offerings will require proof of vaccination and mask-wearing as well as other measures deemed necessary, as informed by guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Federal, state, and local health authorities. Information about the vaccination verification process and other health and safety protocols, will be provided on all meeting websites and in event communications.