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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.


Foundational Skills for Chief Medical Officers

Foundational Skills for Chief Medical Officers

This monograph provides useful guidance by distilling the collective wisdom of the AAMC’s Chief Medical Officers Group (CMOG) regarding the essential skills required for success as a CMO or other clinical leader.


Leadership Recruitment Process in Academic Medicine: How Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals Search for New Department Chairs and Center Directors

Leadership Recruitment Process in Academic Medicine

Little is known beyond conventional wisdom and anecdotal descriptions about how the search process works for department centers and center directors in academic medicine centers. This report summarizes the major findings from surveys of medical school deans and teaching hospital CEOs conducted in 2009. This publication is only available as a PDF.


The Case for Strategic Talent Management in Academic Medicine

This white paper defines strategic talent management and proposes a conceptual model for how academic medical centers can test and improve their overall organizational performance through enhanced talent management.

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Readings from Academic Medicine

What have leading minds in academic medicine said about leadership?