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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, developing key professional competencies, building skills in grant writing and communications, and 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

January 11-14, 2018
Rescheduled from September 2017 due to Hurricane Irma
Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana

September 13-16, 2018
The Camby Hotel
Phoenix, Arizona


Registration is now open for the January 2018 seminar and will be available online through Friday, December 29, 2017. Please note: Registration may close early if the meeting reaches its capacity limit.

Registration for the September 2018 seminar will open in May 2018.

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)


The AAMC GSA Professional Development Initiative promotes growth and leadership development across the GSA community. Engage and empower yourself to realize your potential and achieve a fulfilling career in student affairs.