External Opportunities

The School of Medicine and its departments, centers, and institutes offer many rich opportunities for faculty professional development. At times you may also wish to explore professional development opportunities outside of Duke. The following suggestions are just a few of the many opportunities available on a national scale. 

Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM)

The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) Program for Women is the nation's only in-depth program focused on preparing senior women faculty at schools of medicine, dentistry and public health for institutional leadership positions where they can effect positive change. ELAM's year-long program develops the professional and personal skills required to lead and manage in today's complex healthcare environment, with special attention to the unique challenges facing women in leadership positions. Duke is limited in the number of applicants it can submit to e-mail each year. There is an internal selection process each fall. 

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Duke University has an institutional membership in NCFDD, an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community that aims to help faculty members achieve extraordinary writing and research productivity while maintaining a full and healthy life off campus. Duke faculty members are encouraged to make use of the institutional membership by accessing the mentoring opportunities and faculty development resourcesEnroll in NCFDD.

AAMC Events

The AAMC offers a rich array of professional learning opportunities, including programs for women and underrepresented faculty, and individuals in new and emerging leadership roles. Learn more at https://www.aamc.org/professional-development