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. The Office is currently piloting a program to provide scholarships for attendance at select external leadership development programs.

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The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) Program for Women is an intensive one-year fellowship of leadership training with extensive coaching, networking, and mentoring opprtunities aimed at expanding the national pool of qualified women candidates for leadership in academic medicine, dentistry, public health and pharmacy. The program's primary aim is to attain higher levels of women in executive leadership roles. In 2022 ELAM launched a partner program, Executive Leadership in Healthcare (ELH) to focus on the unique needs of aspiring executive leaders in health care. Duke is limited in the number of applicants it can submit to ELAM and ELH each year. There is an internal selection process each fall. ELAM costs are shared between the Dean and the applicant's department. ELH costs are shared between the Chancellor and the applicant's department. 

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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 resources. Partial scholarships are available for faculty registering for the 12-week Faculty Success Program. Enroll in NCFDD. Register for the Faculty Success Program.

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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. Partial scholarships are available to offset the cost of travel expenses associated with attendance at the Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Seminar, the Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Seminar, the Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar, and the Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar. Learn more about each program at https://www.aamc.org/professional-development.

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This intensive two-week executive development program is designed specifically to enhance the leadership and management skills that have become even more vital in today’s health care climate. The program is designed to serve a wide array of physician leaders. It convenes medical directors and chiefs of divisions from academic health centers together with an interdisciplinary faculty team for two weeks of intensive and systematic study of the critical leadership and management issues faced by physicians in administrative positions and academic health centers. The curriculum addresses topics such as strategy, finance, operations management, organizational issues, conflict resolution and negotiation, leadership, and health care policy. Partial scholarships are available to offset travel costs. 

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