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.  The interview process is an opportunity for candidates to explain how they would use the funds in support of their program plan.  The School of Medicine, Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development Office (FAD) in the Executive Dean's office oversees the budget and approval for spending. Call for nominations begin the spring of 2016.  For more details about the professorship and the nomination process, visit http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/fad/joy-mccann-professorship.html

  • The Joy McCann Visiting Professor Lecture Series  Learn more HERE

Faculty Leadership Academy (FLA) for KUMC Faculty

The Faculty Leadership Academy (FLA) is a joint effort of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and the University of Kansas Hospital. Its purpose is to help improve the management and leadership skills of physician and basic science faculty members. Attendees are nominated by their respective department chairs.  The course of study for each attendee spans two academic years, with four "core" courses per year, each of which is a half-day in length.


Kansas City's Central Exchange

Central Exchange (CX) is a membership organization with over 1,100 members, highly respected in our community. The members represent a cross-section of women and men from throughout the Kansas City area. 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, CX offers high quality programming for professional, leadership and personal development, great networking opportunities to connect for business or social reasons and of course delicious food at all programs. Today, more than ever, it is important to keep one's professional and business skills up-to-date, to have a wide and varied network and to stay abreast of the latest trends, CX provides all of that and much more!

  • Leadership Workshops Calendar - discounted fee for members plus guest attenance at any of the CX events is available by contacting Paige Geiger, KUMC 2012 WIMS President or Marty McLaughlin, KUMC Executive Director for Academic Affairs & Graduate Studies.
    • Leadership Lyceum April 26, 2016 - One of the largest leadership development conferences in the country for anyone, members or not. Registration is Open now.
  • Emerging Leaders - New Session begin in September, 12-month leadership development program
  • Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
    • STEMMy Awards The CX in Kansas City is doing its part to celebrate the 24% of women who contribute every day in the STEMM workforce.  In September, 2014, Paige Geiger, Ph.D., KUMC WIMS 2012 President was one of their Inaugural Rising Trendsetter Award honorees at the 1st Annual STEMMy Awards Gala..


AAMC Women Faculty Professional Development Seminars

NOTE: KU WIMS offers two scholarships to support our SOM women faculty members who wish to attend the Early Career or Mid-Career Seminar.

  • Mid-Career SeminarThe Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar is a three and a half-day program designed for women primarily at the associate professor level. Women in the early stages of a professorial appointment will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Early Career Seminar
    This three-day and a half day professional development seminar is designed for women at the assistant professor or instructor level. The program focuses on academic medicine career building and enhancing basic management, leadership, and communication skills.

AAMC Group on Women in Medicine & Science (GWIMS)

The University of Kansas Women in Medicine & Science (WIMS) Organization 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. For specific or additional questions about the learning opportunities at AAMC GWIMS, please email Claudia Raezer, AAMC GWIMS Leadership and Talent Development Specialist, at craezer@aamc.org.or visit their website for the list of opportunities on their Leadership Course Catalog..

Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM)

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. Application forms and a program brochure are available at http://www.drexelmed.edu/elam.

ELAM Attendees from KUMC

AAMC Minority Faculty Professional Development Seminar

For details visit their website or contact our WIMS Diversity Committee Chair, Crystal Lumpkins, MD.  

Foundation for the History of Women in Medicine

The Foundation, based in Philadelphia, offers two fellowships to support research related to the history of women in medicine. The deadline for applications is in March and awards are announced in May. For details visit their website at http://fhwim.org/programs/fellowships.php


Last modified: Jan 22, 2016