Faculty Development

General Faculty Development


Leadership and Management Foundations for Academic Medicine and Science (formerly, Executive Development Seminar for Aspiring Leaders)
April 28 - 30, 2016, AAMC Learning Center, Washington, DC

The AAMC 2016 Leadership and Management Foundations for Academic Medicine and Science (formerly, Executive Development Seminar for Aspiring Leaders) will be held at the AAMC’s Headquarters in Washington, DC on April 28 – 30.

Are you thinking about a leadership position in academic medicine and science? Are you ready to take the next step in your career or increase your leadership presence in your scientific or professional organization?

The AAMC’s Leadership and Management Foundations for Academic Medicine and Science (formerly the Executive Development Seminar for Aspiring Leaders) is designed to prepare new and emerging leaders to be successful in a leadership role. Targeted for assistant and associate professors, program directors, division chiefs, and administrative leaders, etc., the seminar provides critical knowledge and skill-building experiences in core areas vital to leadership and management, including:

  • defining expectations and success factors of leadership
  • the role of emotional intelligence in leading yourself and others
  • interpersonal and inter-organizational communication strategies, and talent management and teamwork.

In addition to knowing more about leadership, you will acquire an enhanced repertoire of leadership behaviors and leave the seminar prepared to ‘enact’ leadership. Look for more information at www.aamc.org/leadership later this month.
Contact Ann Steinecke, PhD, Senior Director, Academic Affairs Programs and Engagement by email at asteinecke@aamc.org or by phone at 202-828-0475.


The AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar

July 9-12, 2016 – Inverness Hotel and Conference Center, Englewood, Colorado

WFBMC applicants are eligible for a Faculty Affairs Professional Development Scholarship (internal link)

The AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar is an engaging and comprehensive program designed for women physicians and scientists holding medical school faculty appointments at the assistant professor level, with at least one year experience in their faculty role (e.g. received faculty appointment prior to 2015), and are and considering leadership positions within their discipline, department, or institution. *Instructors will be considered based on experience.

  • CME credit is available for eligible participants.
  • The online application period is will close on April 8, 2015.
  • For more information, a preliminary agenda, and to apply, please visit our website.  **You may apply to attend the conference without applying for the Professional Development Scholarship. **

Approximate Cost: $3,500, includes: 

  • Registration - $1,731
  • Flight – $400
  • Hotel (min of 4 nights: 7/8-11)) – $700
  • Transportation/Car Rental – $400
  • Meals/Incidentals – $150-200

Registering for AAMC meetings:

A letter of support from your home institution prepared by your Chair, Division Chief, or Dean is required to complete your registration. The letter should include the following elements: 

  • How your attendance will benefit your career development and the institution
  • An agreement to provide financial support (e.g. registration fee, travel and accommodations) and protected time for attendance.  A credit card must be provided at time of registration.  The registration fee will be charged upon acceptance.
  • The institutional leaders’ commitment to meet with the attendee three months after the Seminar to ensure his/her continued support of career development goals and preparedness for promotion and tenure.
  • The letter should be a maximum of two pages in length, and must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. You will be required to upload a letter of support in order to complete your online registration

The AAMC Virtual Medical Education Event

Find your Path – Learn from Experts – Advance Medical Education

The newest option in the AAMC’s medical education catalogue is a learning opportunity designed specifically for early to mid-career medical educators, faculty, administrators, and medical school staff. The Virtual Medical Education Event will present innovations in medical education and career-advancing strategies via a virtual experience. Participants will: 

  • Learn the common language of competency-based education across the continuum - what are EPAs, how do they connect with competencies and milestones, and what does all of this mean to you in your role?
  • Hear from experts about how to advance your career in medical education by:
  • Catch up with a sampling of what was discussed at the 2015 AAMC Medical Education Meeting, including the plenaries, select concurrent sessions, and Research in Medical Education (RIME) research papers. (On-Demand Programming) 
  • Listen as Dan Hunt, MD, MBA talks about LCME’s move to continuous improvement cycles and consider how your work contributes to the overall well-being of your institution, your learners, and your faculty.

Hear from leaders in medical education from the comfort of your office, home, or the call room at the hospital.
Book an hour or book a day, the event will be presented live, and available to registrants on demand following the event through February 29, 2016.

Visit the event website to view the preliminary program and registration details.

MedEdPORTAL® is a free online service provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges, which aims to equip healthcare professionals across the continuum with effective and efficient educational tools to improve patient care. The program recently released a brief video which describes its three services - Publications, iCollaborative and the CE Directory. Visit www.mededportal.org/about to view the video and share with others! For more information please contact one of MedEdPortal's Wake Forest representatives: the Faculty Mentor, Dr. Michael Hulme (mhulme@wakehealth.edu), the Director of the Faculty Program, Dr. Michael Fitch (mfitch@wakehealth.edu), or the Associate Editor for the Interprofessional Education Collaborative, Dr. Sonia Crandall (crandall@wakehealth.edu). Dr. Hulme is also available to provide assistance to those interested in publishing their own material as a peer reviewed resource in publications, and strengthening their portfolio for promotion purposes.

P  R  I  D  E: PRograms to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research
Applications are being accepted for the all-expense paid Summer Institute in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology at Washington University in St Louis, School of Medicine. 
Eligible applicants are research-oriented junior-level faculty members or transitioning post-doctorate trainees from minority groups that are under-represented in the biomedical or health sciences, and are United States Citizens or Permanent Residents.  Research interests should be compatible with those of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in the prevention of treatment of heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disorders research; health disparities research; or relevant research methodologies and approaches specific to these areas.
This mentored program will address the difficulties experienced by junior investigators in establishing independent research programs and negotiating through the academic ranks. The desired outcome is to improve the recruitment and retention of faculty from disabled and underrepresented minority groups in the study of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. 
Participants meet for 3-week sessions during two consecutive summers, with a short mid-year visit and an Annual Meeting for all PRIDE Mentees and Mentors across 6 programs and the NHLBI. The PRIDE program provides mentor-mentee partnerships with matching based on common research interests.  
For additional details about the PRIDE Program visit: http://www.biostat.wustl.edu/pridege/  

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