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Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

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This leadership development seminar focuses on women physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments at the associate professor level, and holding leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution. The seminar's three and a half day curriculum is designed to provide mid-career faculty with the knowledge and skills necessary to support progress along the path to leadership in academic medicine and science. The seminar covers organizational leadership topics and skills specifically relevant for mid-career faculty such as sponsorship, negotiation, funding the academic mission, resilience and wellness, communication and influence, and other topics central to enacting effective collaboration and demonstrated leadership in various mission-critical activities.

Participants will benefit from a combination of general sessions and small group self-selected breakout sessions, providing the ability to tailor the seminar to their specific learning needs and interests. The personalized curriculum and interactivity of this seminar will help attendees discover pathways to leadership and brainstorm ways to advance women in academic medicine and science. Attendees will develop academic medicine and science career building skills and employ strategic thinking about their career and leadership development.

Who Should Attend?

The Mid-Career Seminar is designed for women physicians and scientists with at least two years of experience at the Associate Professor level and with a faculty appointment at an AAMC member institution. Applicants should have demonstrated leadership ability, either in formal administrative or other leadership roles. As the seminar’s focus is to provide participants with skills and strategies to enhance their leadership capabilities at the organizational level, applicants should have a minimum of 8 years’ experience in academic medicine and science and be looking to progress to the next step in their career.

Upcoming Seminar

CANCELED: December 2-5, 2020
The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
Scottsdale, AZ

The AAMC has decided to cancel all planned in-person meetings through June 30, 2021 as the health and safety of our constituents and staff remains our top priority. We are committed to finding safe and effective alternative ways to bring together the academic medicine community and appreciate your patience as we consider options. At this time, a date and location has not yet been determined for the December 2021 seminar. We will update our website as soon as additional information becomes available.

Application & Fees

The 2019 application fee was $2,300 and included payment for the 3.5-day seminar, seminar materials, four breakfasts, three lunches, refreshment breaks, one dinner, and a networking reception. The application fee did not include the optional CME fee, travel, or hotel accommodations. 

To view the canceled December 2019 agenda, speaker list and additional program information, click here.

Program Objectives

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

• Visualize potential paths to leadership, and develop career plans to advance toward that vision.
• Identify networks of mentors and colleagues in academic medicine and science.
• Acquire tools and skills necessary for leading teams toward improved organizational and individual performance.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Seminar

Questions? Email learningandleadershipdevelopment@aamc.org

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