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Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar

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September 18 - 21, 2015

Optional Pre-Conference Workshop: Grant Writers Coaching Group for NIH Awards

September 18, 2015
The Westin Buckhead Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

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 across the United States.

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

Grant Writers Coaching Group for NIH Awards

The AAMC will also offer the Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar's Grant Writers Coaching Group for NIH Awards for faculty who are actively working on an NIH Career Development (K or R) proposal. This program involves an on-site preconference training on September 18, 2015, from 8am-4pm, followed by 3 months of optional follow-up online sessions 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 for the coaching group is now available on our website External Link.

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
  • Online sessions for continued peer and coaching support

Registration and Travel Notes

Registration for the Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar will open in May 2015. 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 opportunity to sign up for small group career consultation sessions.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit will be available

Registration Information
Contact: Tai Conley, tconley@aamc.org

Previous Agendas from the Minority Faculty Seminar


Program Staff

Lutheria N. Peters, MPH, CHES
Senior Research and Evaluation Analyst
Email: lpeters@aamc.org

Tai Conley
Senior Program Specialist, Faculty and Education Initiatives
Email: tconley@aamc.org