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Leadership Development

Academic medicine is changing—and so is leadership.  

Leadership development has never been more essential to anticipating, navigating, and solving the complex challenges facing today’s medical schools and teaching hospitals. Whether you are an executive-level leader, new to a leadership position, or in a role where you want to make a difference in your community and profession, the AAMC can help you prepare to lead yourself, your team, and your organization into the future.

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Leading in Difficult Times Toolkit

Unprecedented times call for extraordinary leaders. At the AAMC, we recognize the impact the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has on our medical schools, teaching hospitals, and academic health systems.

To support the communities we serve, we have created a virtual resource library. 

Explore The Toolkit

Virtual Programming

Leadership Development

For all faculty and staff, discover strategies for having productive conversations and creating a respectful environment in which to resolve conflict.

Leadership Development

For all faculty and staff, discover strategies that will enable you to strengthen connections with others and drive greater impact in your organization.

In-Person Programming

Leadership Development

For IT leaders, gain skills and tools to advance IT and data practices, policies, and services while learning more about the mission of academic medicine.

Leadership Development

For newly appointed permanent, interim, and acting deans, gain insight into your role, hear from experts and problem-solve with peers on common challenges.

Leadership Development

For institutional GME leaders, develop solutions and strategies for effectively leading your educational office, faculty, staff, and sponsoring institution.

Leadership Development

For new and aspiring CMOs, develop and enhance the competencies needed to meet both the clinical and business demands associated with the role.

Leadership Development

For emerging leaders in medical education, gain a foundation in leadership theory and applied practice to advance your career.

Leadership Development

For new associate deans and department chairs, strengthen vital skills to succeed in your leadership role and connect with peers facing similar challenges.

Leadership Development

For women who are associate professors, enhance leadership skills to support your progress along the path to leadership in academic medicine and science.

Leadership Development

For women at the assistant professor level, build foundational leadership skills and explore paths to leadership in academic medicine and science.

Leadership Development

For associate professors, enhance leadership skills, build your network and prepare for advancement in a culturally responsive environment.

Leadership Development

For assistant professors, build leadership skills, explore pathways for career advancement, and network with peers in a culturally responsive environment.

Explore Our Catalog of In-Person Programming

Discover opportunities to transform your organization and advance your career with our leading-edge learning offerings.

Download the interactive catalog (PDF)

Interested in Joining Our Faculty Team?

We’re looking for experienced speakers to serve on our faculty team for AAMC leadership development programs, seminars, and workshops. Please complete and submit the form if you’re interested in being considered.

Download the speaker intake form (PDF)

Successful Department Chair Toolkits

Discover the AAMC's series on becoming a successful department chair. These toolkits provide guidance for those in everything from interim roles to seasoned leaders. 

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AAMC Career Development Program for MOSAIC Scholars

The AAMC Career Development Program for Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Scholars will provide a multichannel educational program for cohorts of National Institutes of Health (NIH)-awarded K99/R00 scholars, with the goal of facilitating the transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds into independent faculty careers in research-intensive institutions.

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Academic Medicine

Academic Medicine, a peer-reviewed monthly journal, serves as an international forum for the exchange of ideas and information about policy, issues, and research concerning academic medicine.

AAMC GSA Professional Development Initiative

The GSA PDI helps professionals stay relevant in the dynamic medical school environment, realize their potential and a fulfilling career in student affairs, work collaboratively within and across student affairs areas at their schools, and develop a strong network of collegial support in the student affairs medical school community.