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Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar

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2014 Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar
September 5 - 8, 2014
Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown
Vancouver, British Columbia

The Association of American Medical Colleges popular Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar is designed for junior faculty (senior clinical and research fellows, instructors, and assistant professors) and post docs (MD, D/PhDs and PhDs) who aspire to leadership positions in academic medicine.

This 3-day seminar provides participants with real-world guidance and tools for pursuing career advancement in academic medicine, developing key professional competencies, building skills in grant writing and communications, and expanding their network of colleagues and role models. Bringing together junior faculty from both the United States and Canada, this year's seminar will be a multicultural experience that facilitates information sharing and networking.

Learning objectives include:

  • Identify professional development goals and design a career path, and the tools on how to get there
  • Understand the realities of advancement in academic medicine through the exploration of the requirements for appointment, promotion, and tenure, and how to plan your own progress through the system.
  • Develop key professional competencies in academic and organizational leadership
  • Build skills in grant writing and communications
  • Expand your network of colleagues and role models

'K' Writer's Coaching Group and Workshop

The AAMC will also offer the Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar's 'K' Writers Coaching Group and Workshop for faculty who are actively working on an NIH Career Development (K) proposal. This program involves an on-site preconference training on September 5, 2014, from 8am-4pm, followed by 3 months of optional follow-up and support. Participation in the Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar is not required to participate in the Coaching Group. Information on eligibility and the application process will be available in April 2014.

This program will provide:

  • Sessions on developing grant writing skills
  • Direct hands-on assistance with proposal preparation
  • Detailed feedback on strategies to improve the design and writing of their proposals

Registration and Travel Notes

Registration will open in May 2014. Meeting information will be updated online once available.

Registration Process: The registration process includes a letter of support from the attendees' department Chair, Division Chief or Dean, a pre-seminar survey, and a selection of breakout sessions.

Consulting Sessions: You will have the opportuity to sign up for small group career consultation sessions.

Passports: US citizens require a passport to enter Canada. If you do not currently have a passport learn how to apply External Link, and consider working to obtain one now.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit will be available

Registration Information
Contact: Lily May Johnson,

Previous Agendas from the Minority Faculty Seminar

Program Staff

Lily May Johnson, M.S.
Manager, Constituent Diversity Services
Telephone: 202-828-0573