Faculty/Career Development Resources - LAUNCH
This section provides various membership organizations/associations and programs designed to increase and support the number of underrepresented junior faculty.
Association of American Indian Physicians
Join the Association of American Indian Physicians as they pursue excellence in Native American health care by promoting education in the medical disciplines, honoring traditional healing principles and restoring the balance of mind, body, and spirit. Also attend meaningful workshops of cross-cultural medicine and annual conferences.
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Join the AAMC as they strengthen the world's most advanced medical care by supporting the entire spectrum of education, research, and patient care activities conducted by our member institutions. They offer trainings, resources, and initiatives aimed at improving medical care.
Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program
The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was created to increase the number of faculty from historically disadvantaged backgrounds who can achieve senior rank in academic medicine or dentistry and who will encourage and foster the development of succeeding classes of such physicians and dentists. Apply to be one on nine scholars selected to receive an annual stipend of up to $75,000 complemented by a $30,000 annual research grant. The application opens in February.
Minority Affairs Section (MAS) of the American Medical Association
Join MAS to gain expert career support and guidance from an association that aims to increase the number of underrepresented students in medical school, provide a forum for networking and advocacy on minority issues, and promote diversity and workforce competence. Additionally enjoy special savings on insurance, financial services, medical supplies and travel.
National Association of Medical Minority Educators, INC. (NAMME)
Join NAMME to become a part of a national organization dedicated to developing and sustaining productive relationships as well as action-oriented programs among national, state, and community stakeholders working to ensure racial and ethnic diversity in all of the health professions. Also gain critical guidance and professional development opportunities for individuals dedicated to these efforts and the students they serve.<!--[endif]-->
National Hispanic Medical Association
Join the National Hispanic Medical Association as they seek to empower Hispanic physicians to lead efforts to improve the health of Hispanic and other underserved populations in collaboration with the state Hispanic medical societies, resident and medical student organizations, and other public and private sector partners.
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparitiespromotes and supports the training of a diverse research workforce in the service of their vision of an America in which all people have equal opportunity to live long, healthy and productive lives. They offer trainings and resources aimed at diversifying and empowering the workforce of researchers in minority health and health disparities
The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)
Join ASCB and view useful career planning webinars, receive assistance constructing and improving a Curriculum Vitae, and take part in initiatives aimed at ethnic minorities and women.