Special Recognition / Awards
The AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar
The Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar is a four-day seminar jointly sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education.
Held annually since 1988, the seminar is designed for women physicians and Ph.D. scientists at the assistant professor or instructor level with medical school appointments. The goal of the program is to introduce the knowledge and skills needed for leadership positions in academic medicine through sessions on strategic communication skills and leadership topics. Participants also enroll in multiple small-group sessions focused on specific career building skills; topics include negotiation skills, the art of grant writing, and academic finances.
Approximately 150 women are chosen to attend each year. Applications require a description of the applicant’s academic and clinical responsibilities, curriculum vitae, and an institutional letter of support. More information can be found at the AAMC website (http://www.aamc.org/meetings/future.htm).
Dr. Tracy Wang was chosen to attend the seminar this year and Dr. Tina Yen attended last year.