National Opportunities & Awards

Open Opportunities

This one-year, cohort-based, national leadership certificate program develops educational leaders in health professions through evidence-based, collaborative learning and reflective practice. All LEAD participants are assigned a national LEAD Coach, participate in two in-person workshops (1.5 days each), complete a personalized Applied Learning Focus activity, and engage in a professional learning community with peers and expert LEAD faculty from across the country. The LEAD Certificate Program is targeted at early- to mid-career professionals who are aspiring to, or already in, leadership roles in health profession education.

The Levinson Institute offers this one-week, high-intensity program to prepare physicians for leadership roles. Founded in 1984, the program has trained hundreds of physician executives, updating its curriculum yearly to address the ever-changing landscape of healthcare delivery.

The TEACH certificate program was developed by the SGIM Education Committee to address the needs of junior clinician educators. This program focuses on teaching skills, offering quality instruction and assessment with tangible outcomes.

The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) partners with the Crimson Group in Boston to offer their executive leadership program. This week-long, annual program develops rising leaders within departments of medicine across the country.

Opportunities for Women

This four-day, interactive seminar provides women at the assistant professor or instructor level with the knowledge and skills required to navigate the landscape of academic medicine enterprise and continue on a path to leadership. Attendees develop academic medical and scientific career-building skills, including: communication, conflict management, financial acumen and strategic thinking.

The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program is a year-long, part-time fellowship for female faculty in schools of medicine, dentistry and public health. The program is dedicated to developing the professional and personal skills required to lead and manage in today's complex healthcare environment, with special attention given to the unique challenges facing women in leadership positions. More than 1,000 ELAM alumni hold leadership positions in institutions around the world. Individual women are nominated in order to participate.

This four-day leadership development seminar focuses on female physicians and scientists who hold medical school appointments at the associate professor level as well as leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution. The seminar covers leadership topics relevant to mid-career faculty, including: communication, overcoming challenges in the changing landscape of academic medicine, negotiation, wellness, politics and more.

Opportunities for Minorities

The Association of American Medical Colleges Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar is designed for junior faculty (senior clinical and research fellows, instructors and assistant professors) and postdoctoral researchers (with M.D.s and/or Ph.D.s) who aspire to hold leadership positions in academic medicine.

This three-day seminar provides participants with real-world guidance and tools for academic medical career advancement, key professional competency development, grant writing and communications, and professional network expansion.

The Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar (Mid-Career MinFac) addresses the specific needs of mid-career faculty from a culturally responsive approach. This professional development seminar provides networking opportunities, small-group executive coaching sessions and CV review for career planning, as well as observational learning opportunities where participants are matched with senior faculty members from outside of their institution.

National Awards

The Flexner Award is granted annually to an individual for extraordinary contributions to the medical education community. The Flexner Award recognizes the highest standards in medical education and honors individuals whose impact on medical education is national in scope. Nominations may be made by any faculty or staff member of a medical school or teaching hospital, or by any member of an academic society. Any individual who has made a significant contribution to academic medicine is eligible for nomination.

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