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Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate Program

The LEAD Certificate Program was first developed in 2009 as a two-year, cohort-based, educational leadership development certificate program, and implemented in the AAMC Southern Group on Educational Affairs[i]. The program continued to experience growth and increased alignment with the AAMC from 2009-2017. In 2017, the program officially transitioned to the AAMC.

Starting in 2018, the LEAD Certificate Program will be a formal part of the AAMC leadership development professional offerings. The program will be delivered as a one-year, cohort-based, national (vs. regional) leadership development certificate program. It will be implemented by the AAMC, with advisory and faculty support from the AAMC’s Medical Education community.

For more information about the LEAD Certificate program, please visit our website.

For questions relating to the LEAD Program, email
For questions relating to the Group on Education Affairs (GEA), please contact Kate McOwen at