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Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

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The three day Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar brings together junior faculty from across the United States and provides participants with real-world guidance and tools for pursuing career advancement in academic medicine. The seminar will help participants develop key professional competencies that build skills in grant writing and communications, while expanding their network of colleagues and role models.


Junior faculty (senior clinical and research fellows, instructors, and assistant professors) and post docs (MD, DO/PhD and PhD) who aspire to leadership positions in academic medicine.

Upcoming Seminar

June 27-30, 2019
Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
Atlanta, Georgia

The registration process is open and will continue through Thursday, June 13th at 11:59PM Eastern Time. Registration may close early if the meeting reaches its capacity limit.

The early bird registration fee for the June 2019 seminar is $1,825, available now through May 22; and beginning on May 23, the standard registration fee is $2,100. This fee covers payment for the seminar, meeting materials, refreshment breaks, three continental breakfasts, two lunches, and one reception. The registration fee does not include the optional CME fee, travel, or hotel accommodations.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • 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



GSA Professional Development Initiative (PDI)


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