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    Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program

    The Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate (HEDIC) is an intensive academic program of diversity education specifically designed to develop the competencies leaders need to drive diversity as a core component of excellence in health care. The curriculum focuses on applied skills that will assist participants in successfully implementing diversity projects at their home institutions. Upon completion of the program, participants are required to present their project before the cohort and instructors, as well as at their institution. All participants are sponsored by their institutions.

    Since the program launched in 2013, over 80 faculty and staff from over 50 AAMC member institutions and allied health associations have developed the competencies needed to drive diversity and inclusion as core components of excellence in health care. Projects to date have spanned a range of topics: institutional strategic planning; cultural competency training; faculty recruitment, retention, and development; medical student admissions and diversity programs; and resident recruitment programs.

    Program Information and Application

    2022 HEDIC brochure and application form (PDF)

    Tuition Rates for 2022

    • Early bird: $10,000
    • Standard: $10,500
    • Group early bird: $9,250
    • Group standard: $9,750

    Important Dates

    Jan. 21, 2022: Early bird application deadline
    Feb. 7, 2022: Application deadline
    Feb. 11, 2022: Acceptance notifications emailed
    Mar. 14, 2022: Program start date

    Mar. 14-18, 2022
    Module 1 — Diversity as a Driver of Institutional Excellence

    AAMC headquarters in Washington, DC

    Apr. 2022
    Module 2 — Diversity Measurement and Assessment


    May 9-13, 2022
    Module 3 — Change Management Resources

    AAMC headquarters in Washington, DC

    Jun. 2022
    Module 4 — Diversity Project Assignment: Project Management


    Jul. 2022
    Module 5 — Diversity Project Assignment: Implementation Planning


    Aug. 8-12, 2022
    Module 6 — Student Presentations

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    AAMC Health and Safety Protocol for All In-Person Meetings

    The AAMC is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all AAMC meeting participants. Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, to minimize risks associated with COVID-19, attendance at AAMC in-person learning offerings will require mask-wearing and proof of vaccination as well as other measures deemed necessary, as informed by guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and federal, state, and local health authorities. Information about the vaccination verification process and other health and safety protocols will be provided on all meeting websites and in event communications.

    Video Testimonials

    Alumni from AAMC Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program have provided the following video testimonials to describe their experiences in the program.


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