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Leadership Development Opportunities: Mid-Career and Junior Faculty

Find leadership development opportunities sponsored by family medicine organizations. The following programs are available for mid-career and junior faculty. 

AAFP Leadership Conference

Sponsor: American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) 
Audience: Current and aspiring family medicine leaders and chapter staff
Length: 3 1/2 days 
User Fees: The cost is $230. Students and residents can attend for $150. 
Awards: None  
Link: https://www.aafp.org/events/aclf-nccl.html
Description: This leadership conference, which takes place over 3.5 days each year in Kansas City, is for current and aspiring family medicine leaders and chapter staff. Two parallel tracks are comprised of the Annual Chapter Leader Forum and the National Conference of Constituency Leaders.

The Annual Chapter Leader Forum (ACLF) track is a leadership development program for chapter-elected leaders, aspiring chapter leaders, and chapter staff. ACLF features targeted breakout sessions on board governance, legislative and advocacy issues, membership strategies, communication efforts, and trends in family medicine among other topics. 

The National Conference of Constituency Leaders (NCCL) track is a leadership and policy development track for underrepresented constituencies, including women, minorities, new physicians, international medical graduates and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender physicians. NCCL allows aspiring leaders to create powerful platforms for change and influence AAFP policies and positions as well as build leadership skills to use in practice and the community. In addition to sessions on leadership, communications, advocacy, and media training, NCCL offers a dedicated business track to train members on the resolution development process.

Behavioral Science/Family Systems Educator Fellowship 

Sponsor: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) 
Audience: Family medicine faculty who are responsible for coordinating or teaching the behavioral science/family systems curriculum in their departments or residencies. Preference is given to applicants with 1 to 5 years of experience as a faculty member.
Length: 1 year 
User Fees: $1,500 
Awards: None
Link: www.stfm.org/BehavioralScienceFamilySystemsEducatorFellowshipBFEF
Description: This yearlong fellowship combines a structured learning curriculum of core content and formalized mentoring that enable faculty to: better understand the medical culture and learn how to increase the value of integrating behavioral science and family systems core principles into the practice of family medicine; actively participate in a professional development plan that builds upon the fundamentals of behavioral science education; develop a Professional Learning Contract to include a mentored scholarly project; and benefit from a strong mentoring relationship with seasoned behavioral science/family systems educators.

Emerging Leaders Fellowship

Sponsor: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) 
Audience: Junior Faculty, Mid-career Faculty 
Length: 1 year
User Fees: $3,030
Awards: None 
Link: www.stfm.org/EmergingLeadersFellowship
Description: The yearlong fellowship offers training, tools, and support for new faculty and those who are transitioning to leadership roles. It provides leadership training designed specifically for family medicine educators, with an actual leadership experience—participants lead a team in completion of a project, and then present their results. It also includes interaction with STFM leadership and instruction on team teaching, understanding different personality types, advocacy, and communicating with the media. Upon graduation, the fellow gives a poster presentation and attends an STFM leadership opportunities session at the STFM Annual Spring Conference.

James C. Puffer, MD/American Board of Family Medicine Fellowship at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) 

Sponsor: National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)
Audience: Junior Faculty, All Members of the Family
Length: 2 years
User Fees: None
Awards: $25,000 and all NAM associated travel expense
Link: www.nam.edu/programs/health-policy-educational-programs-and-fellowships/nam-fellowship-program/james-c-puffer-m-d-american-board-of-family-medicine-fellowship/
Description: This fellowship enables early-career health policy and science scholars in family medicine to participate actively in the work of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and to further their careers as future leaders in the field. The fellowship is awarded for a 2-year period. During this time, fellows are expected to continue their work at their main academic post while being assigned to a board of the NAM. The fellowship requires a 10%-20% commitment of time for 2 years, and includes attendance at a 1-week orientation on health policy in October, the Fall NAM Annual Meeting and the meetings of the assigned NAM board. Additionally, the fellow participates actively in the work of an appropriate expert study committee or roundtable, including contributing to its reports or other products. Each fellow is assigned to a NAM member who will serve as a senior mentor during the 2 years of the fellowship. 

Leading Change Institute 

Sponsor: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)
Audience: Two-person teams of mid-career and senior faculty in clinical leadership roles.
Length: 1 year
User Fees: $6,600 for two participants
Awards: None
Link: www.stfm.org/CareerDevelopment/FellowshipsandCertificatePrograms/LeadingChangeInstitute
Description: The yearlong fellowship is uniquely designed to maximize the effectiveness of teams in transformational change. The fellowship is for mid- to senior-level leadership teams of two who join a community of leadership teams committed to practice transformation; interact regularly with faculty mentors as they engage in a change process; implement a practice change project with the assistance of experienced mentors and present it to a national audience; tap the wisdom of national thought leaders in family medicine teaching practices; and build leadership skills that strengthen change processes.

Leading Change Online Course 

Sponsor: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) and Association of Departments of Family Medicine (ADFM)
Audience: Junior Faculty, Mid-Career Faculty
Length: approximately 3 hours
User Fees: Free
Awards: Certificate of Participation
Linkhttp://www.stfm.org/OnlineCourses/LeadingChangeCourse
Description: This self-directed online course is for participants who want to lead change within their institutions, communities, and nations. The course includes short interactive modules, a downloadable Leading Change Workbook for individual learners, 18 group activities, and video interviews with change leaders. Learners may complete one course or all, and will earn a certificate of completion if they work through the entire course. Topics include: Building Your Team, Creating Urgency, Constructing a Change Plan, Common Team Dysfunctions, Leadership Wellness, Resilience and Authenticity, and more.

Medical Student Educators Development Institute

Sponsor: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) 
Audience: Clerkship Directors and aspiring Clerkship Directors 
Length: 1 year 
User Fees: $2,495
Awards: None
Link: www.stfm.org/MedicalStudentEducatorsDevelopmentInstitute
Description: This institute is a year-long comprehensive learning experience that gives current or aspiring clerkship directors the skills needed to advance a career in medical student education. Fellows forge enduring relationships with other participants as well as with the institute faculty who provide support and guidance. Fellows learn skills in curriculum development, student evaluation, dealing with challenging learners, recruiting and maintaining preceptor networks, negotiating, directing a course, winning support from administration, providing career advice to students, and submitting a scholarly project. 

New Faculty Scholars 

Sponsor: Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Foundation 
Audience: Junior Faculty 
Length: 4 days 
User Fees: None 
Awards: up to $1,000 
Link: www.stfm.org/Foundation/Foundation-FundedActivitiesandPrograms/NewFacultyScholarsAward
Description: This program provides scholarships for new faculty (who have served at least 2 years but no more than 4 years as full-time faculty) to attend the STFM Annual Spring Conference and a preconference session of their choice. There are ten awards per year. This award is a catalyst for developing future leaders in STFM and other areas of academic family medicine.


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