Leadership Training Opportunities


Joy McCann Professorship for Women in Medicine & Science
Endowed in 2002, the award recognizes a School of Medicine faculty member who demonstrates outstanding leadership and mentoring of students, residents, and fellow faculty members. The award is given for a term of three years and the funds are to be used to encourage, inspire and reward women faculty in their academic careers and support the recipient's "program plan" for three years.

Kansas City's Central Exchange
Central Exchange is a membership organization with over 1,100 members, highly respected in our community. Members include business owners, managers and executives, non-profit and civic leaders and community volunteers including many from the STEMM fields of science, technology, engineering, math and medicine. With over 500 programs a year, Central Exchange offers high quality programming for professional, leadership and personal development. 

AAMC Women Faculty Professional Development Seminars
NOTE: KUMC WIMS offers two scholarships to support our SOM women faculty members who wish to attend the Early Career or Mid-Career Seminar. View scholarship details

  • Mid-Career Seminar - This professional development seminar focuses on women physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments at the associate professor level, and holding leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution. The seminar's three and a half day curriculum is designed to provide mid-career faculty with the knowledge and skills required to continue advancing to leadership roles in academic medicine. This intensive and highly interactive seminar covers a variety of leadership topics, emphasizes the skills needed to advance to senior roles within academic medicine, and provides time for participants to strategically reinvigorate and realign their career with their goals.
  • Early Career Seminar - This popular and highly interactive seminar provides women at the assistant professor or instructor level with the knowledge and skills required to navigate the academic medicine enterprise as well as continue on the path to leadership.This three and a half day seminar is designed for women physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments at the instructor or assistant professor level, and in the early stages of leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution. Seminar attendees develop academic medicine career building skills such as communication, conflict management, and financial acumen, and employ strategic thinking about their career and leadership development.

AAMC Group on Women in Medicine & Science
KUMC WIMS is in alliance with GWIMS in medical schools across the country through its AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) affiliation. GWIMS supports the growth and successful careers for physicians and basic scientists. 

Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine
Established in 1995, ELAM offers an intensive one-year program of leadership training with extensive coaching, networking and mentoring opportunities aimed at expanding the national pool of qualified women candidates for leadership in academic medicine, dentistry and public health. View ELAM Attendees from KUMC.

AAMC Minority Faculty Professional Development Seminar
This 3-day seminar provides participants with real-world guidance and tools for pursuing career advancement in academic medicine, developing key professional competencies, building skills in grant writing and communications, and expanding their network of colleagues and role models. Bringing together junior faculty across the United States.  

Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine Fellowships
The Foundation offers a Fellowship for research related to the history of women in medicine, which is conducted at the Center for the History of Medicine at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

Last modified: Feb 23, 2018
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