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Leadership Development

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Academic medicine is changing—and so is leadership.  

Leadership development has never been more essential to anticipating, navigating, and solving the complex challenges facing today’s medical schools and teaching hospitals. Whether you are an executive-level leader, new to a leadership position, or in a role where you want to make a difference in your community and profession, the AAMC can help you prepare to lead yourself, your team, and your organization into the future.

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, and learning and training sessions. Learn more here.

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Leading in Difficult Times Toolkit

Unprecedented times call for extraordinary leaders. At the AAMC, we recognize the impact the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has on our medical schools, teaching hospitals, and academic health systems.

To support the communities we serve, we have created a virtual resource library. 

Explore The Toolkit

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Explore Our Full Catalog

Discover opportunities to transform your organization and advance your career with our leading-edge learning offerings.

Download the interactive catalog (PDF)

Interested in Joining Our Faculty Team?

We’re looking for experienced speakers to serve on our faculty team for AAMC leadership development programs, seminars, and workshops. Please complete and submit the form if you’re interested in being considered.

Download the speaker intake form (PDF)

For Early Career

Leadership and Management Foundations for Academic Medicine and Science

For faculty and staff who are new or aspiring leaders, learn and practice key leadership and management skills that will position you for success.

Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

For women at the assistant professor level, build foundational leadership skills and explore paths to leadership in academic medicine and science.

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Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

For assistant professors, build leadership skills, explore pathways for career advancement, and network with peers in a culturally responsive environment.

Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate Program

For emerging leaders in medical education, gain a foundation in leadership theory and applied practice to advance your career.

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Transforming Conflict into Collaboration

For all faculty and staff, discover strategies for having productive conversations and creating a respective environment in which to resolve conflict.

For Mid Career

Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar

For associate professors, enhance leadership skills, build your network and prepare for advancement in a culturally responsive environment.

Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

For women who are associate professors, enhance leadership skills to support your progress along the path to leadership in academic medicine and science.

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GME Leadership Development Certificate Program

For institutional GME leaders, develop solutions and strategies for effectively leading your educational office, faculty, staff and sponsoring institution.

Leading Information Technology in Academic Medicine

For IT leaders, gain skills and tools to advance IT and data practices, policies, and services while learning more about the mission of academic medicine.

For Executive

Organizational Leadership in Academic Medicine for New Associate Deans and Department Chairs

For new associate deans and department chairs, strengthen vital skills to succeed in your leadership role and connect with peers facing similar challenges.

Chief Medical Officers (CMO) Leadership Academy

For new and aspiring CMOs, develop and enhance the competencies needed to meet both the clinical and business demands associated with the role.

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Advanced Leadership Program: A Masterclass for Experienced Associate Deans and Department Chairs

For experienced associate deans and department chairs, learn to align culture, make strategic decisions, and lead during times of rapid change and uncertainty.

Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program

For senior leaders responsible for diversity initiatives, develop the competencies needed to drive diversity as a core component of excellence in health care.

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Executive Development Seminar for Deans

For newly appointed permanent, interim, and acting deans, gain insight into your role, hear from experts and problem-solve with peers on common challenges.

Successful Department Chair Toolkits

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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AAMC Career Development Program for MOSAIC Scholars

The AAMC Career Development Program for Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) Scholars will provide a multichannel educational program for cohorts of National Institutes of Health (NIH)-awarded K99/R00 scholars, with the goal of facilitating the transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds into independent faculty careers in research-intensive institutions.

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Find scheduled leadership development programs and more using the filters below. 

1 - 10 of 23 results for "Leadership Development Events"
Certificate Program
  • AAMC Learning Center, Washington, D.C.
  • October 15, 2020 - March 25, 2021
CANCELED: 2020 Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems (COTH) Administrative Fellows Meeting
  • AAMC Learning Center, Washington, D.C.
  • December 3, 2020 - December 4, 2020
Certificate Program
  • AAMC Learning Center, Washington, D.C.
  • February 4, 2021 - February 6, 2021
  • Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort, Indian Wells, CA
  • February 23, 2021 - February 26, 2021

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Academic Medicine

Academic Medicine, a peer-reviewed monthly journal, serves as an international forum for the exchange of ideas and information about policy, issues, and research concerning academic medicine.

AAMC GSA Professional Development Initiative

The GSA PDI helps professionals stay relevant in the dynamic medical school environment, realize their potential and a fulfilling career in student affairs, work collaboratively within and across student affairs areas at their schools, and develop a strong network of collegial support in the student affairs medical school community.