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Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

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This popular and highly interactive seminar provides women at the assistant professor level with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the academic medicine enterprise and continue along the path to leadership.

The program is designed for women physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments who are in the early stages of leadership positions within their discipline, department, or institution. The seminar will present a foundation for modeling leadership behavior, and participants will learn skills and strategies to assist them with creating individual leadership goals. Participants will gain insights into the realities of building a career in academic medicine and science, grow their professional network, and explore various paths to leadership.

The seminar will also focus on expanding their network of colleagues with the facilitation of peer discussion, large- and small-group sessions, and activities to learn additional insights and strategies from faculty and peers alike. There is an emphasis on establishing personal leadership skills and practices to serve as a foundation for success as women prepare to advance to higher faculty ranks and leadership positions.

Who Should Attend?

The Early Career Seminar for Women Faculty is designed for women physicians and scientists at an AAMC member institution with at least two years of experience at the Assistant Professor level, but generally not more than eight years. Instructors will be considered based upon experience.

Upcoming Seminar

July 19-22, 2022
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Application & Fees

The 2020 application fee was $1,950 and included payment of the seminar, course materials, some meals and networking activities. The application fee did not include the optional CME fee, travel, or hotel accommodations.

Application and registration fees for all 2022 in-person programming will be announced in the coming months.

The AAMC believes that gender equity is key to achieving excellence in academic medicine. As women continue to be underrepresented in key leadership positions within the physician and scientific research workforce, the early and mid-career women faculty seminars strive to provide participants with critical knowledge, skills, and strategies to enhance their leadership skillset and increase their confidence in seeking advancement to the next stage of their career.  

Previous attendees have provided feedback regarding the positive impact of full participation in all seminar programming, including plenary and breakout sessions, peer collaboration activities, and evening networking events. These seminars are designed to immerse and engage you in an intensive learning experience through interactive table discussions, focused learning and application, and networking opportunities. Please consider applying to a seminar at a time that best allows you to be fully present in the classroom and engage in all activities to maximize the overall impact of the experience for yourself and the other participants.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate leadership behaviors that include effective communication, expanding self-awareness, increasing financial acumen, and other leadership topics necessary for skill development and career advancement.
  • Gain insights into overcoming challenges and developing strategies for navigating gender dynamics in the workplace.
  • Create individualized leadership goals that align with their long-term career vision and short-term goals for promotion.
  • Expand their network of colleagues within academic medicine and science.

Questions? Email learningandleadershipdevelopment@aamc.org

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