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AAMC Publications on Leadership

Leading: Top Skills, Attributes and Behaviors Critical for Success

Leading, part of the AAMC Successful Medical School Department Chair Series, is required reading for current and prospective medical school department chairs, deans and associate deans, and others who work with chairs.


The State of Women in Academic Medicine: the Pipeline and Pathways to Leadership 2013-2014

This biennial report on the WIMS Benchmarking Survey has been completely redesigned to enrich your understanding of the state of women in medicine by providing multiple AAMC data sources, referencing scholars in academic medicine, and highlighting actionable strategies from the field with the goal of helping you to turn data into action to advance women at your institution.


Recruiting: Proven Search and Hiring Practices for the Best Talent (Print Edition)

Part of the AAMC Successful Medical School Department Chair Series, Recruiting is focused on the process of identifying and attracting the most qualified individuals to serve as department chairs. It should be required reading for every institutional leader involved in the search and selection process, as well as current and prospective medical school department chairs, deans and associate deans, and others who work with chairs.


The Diversity Research Forum, Getting to Institutional Excellence: Ensuring the Integration of Diversity in Academic Medicine

This publication focuses on the mechanisms, pathways, and evidence of achieving institutional excellence (i.e., high quality teaching, medical practice, and research) through the development of an inclusive campus climate that can harness the racial and ethnic diversity within academic medical settings. This publication is based on the proceedings of the 2009 Diversity Research Forum convened during the 2009 AAMC Annual Meeting. This publication is only available as a PDF.


The Role of the Chief Diversity Officer in Academic Health Centers

The Role of the Chief Diversity Officer in Academic Health Centers

This monograph—the result of a 2012 meeting of diversity experts in academic medicine hosted by the AAMC and the American Hospital Association Institute for Diversity in Health Management—represents the latest thinking on how to craft effective chief diversity officer (CDO) roles in healthcare organizations.