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Professional Development

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AAMC Professional Development can help optimize your career while fulfilling the mission and objectives of your institution.

Discover tactics, insights, and programming designed exclusively by and for academic medicine professionals. From engaging with leading subject matter experts to forging valuable relationships with peers, our specialized offerings empower individuals and enable institutions to thrive.

With the health and safety of our constituents and staff as our top priority, the AAMC has canceled all planned in-person meetings through June 30, 2021. This includes previously scheduled professional and leadership development programs, learning and training sessions, Learn Serve Lead 2020: The AAMC Annual Meeting, and various steering committee, advisory committee, and AAMC Board of Directors meetings. Learn more here.

Improve Your Leadership Skills

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Thriving as an Interim or Acting Leader

For temporary leaders, there is very little guidance for the role. Use these resources to help you prepare and negotiate conditions for success as an interim leader.

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Upcoming Learning Opportunities

Certificate Program
  • AAMC Learning Center, Washington, D.C.
  • March 25, 2020 - March 25, 2021
CANCELED: 2020 AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA) Meeting
  • Hyatt Regency Portland at Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Ore.
  • July 21, 2020 - July 24, 2020

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Successful Department Chair Toolkits

Discover the AAMC's series on becoming a successful department chair. These toolkits provide guidance for those in everything from interim roles to seasoned leaders. 

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Leadership Development

The AAMC provides faculty, staff, and administrators at member medical schools and teaching hospitals with the skills required to lead and transform their organizations.

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Affinity Groups

The AAMC’s Affinity Groups provide individuals in targeted roles at member institutions with access to professional growth, leadership opportunities, networking, and collaboration.

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Free to job seekers, CareerConnect provides access to leadership jobs at medical schools and teaching hospitals.

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For medical school and teaching hospital administrators, the AAMC offers webinars that provide professional development and expert advice on AAMC services.

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Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Meeting

The AAMC’s signature learning and networking event, Learn Serve Lead, unites all those who care about the future of academic medicine to discover new ideas, discuss emerging innovations, and share in an incredibly meaningful experience.