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Leaders in Academic Medicine Program (LAMP)

Leaders in Academic Medicine Program

The Leaders in Academic Medicine Program (LAMP) offers an outstanding opportunity for faculty or staff at the Texas A&M School of Medicine to enhance their personal and professional growth. Grounded in the core values of Texas A&M University, the program provides the essential knowledge, skills, and competencies required to navigate and lead within the dynamic field of healthcare.

Participants will develop a solid base for effective leadership, fostering collaboration, innovation, and excellence across the domains of academic medicine, patient care, research, and community service.

Program Design and Competencies  


LAMP is specifically designed for academic medicine professionals, equipping you with the necessary tools to thrive in leadership positions. As a member of a tight-knit cohort, you will foster a collaborative community within the School of Medicine. The program provides a comprehensive understanding of the current challenges faced by leaders in academic medicine and strategies for effective navigation. Participation in this cohort-based program also offers the chance to network with Medicine's leaders and peers, share experiences, and form enduring connections.

The critical skills for LAMP participants were pinpointed through surveys, face-to-face interviews, and workshops conducted with the Texas A&M Center for Executive Development, as well as Medicine faculty and staff. The program employs a combination of workshops, introspection, coaching, and group discussions to cultivate skills in nine essential areas:

- Emotional Intelligence
- Growth Mindset
- Strategic Thinking
- Building High-Performance Teams
- Conflict Resolution and Managing Difficult Behaviors
- Executive Presence
- Communication
- Change Agility
- Understanding Organizational Culture, Vision, and Values


Program Schedule

The 10-month leadership program kicks off with a three-day introductory workshop in College Station. Participants will engage in a half-day online seminar and an online group coaching session monthly. The program wraps up with a three-day closing workshop in College Station. Additionally, participants will develop a leadership portfolio and gain the chance to interview and shadow various leaders.

Participant Investment and Commitment   

The School of Medicine is dedicated to investing in our most valuable asset—our faculty and staff. LAMP represents a joint investment and commitment by the School of Medicine, your department, and yourself. Full attendance and prepared participation are crucial for individual and programmatic success.

The Dean's Office will co-fund the program with participants and their respective departments.

Participants will cover their own travel, accommodation, and certain meal expenses for the in-person launch and conclusion conferences in College Station, TX.
The total tuition for the program is $12,750, divided between the participant/department and the Dean's Office as follows:
Participant/Department: $3,000
Dean's Office: $9,750
Full attendance at the in-person introductory and concluding workshops is mandatory. Participants are also required to attend at least 90% of all virtual classes and coaching sessions.
Eligibility Criteria:

- Current faculty or staff of TAMU School of Medicine, whether employed or affiliated.
- A minimum of two years' employment or affiliation with the School of Medicine.
- Job responsibilities should encompass supervisory duties, including informal leadership roles.
- A dedication to self-improvement and a proactive approach to learning.

Application Process  

Verify the scheduled program dates with your schedule. Please note that attendance at the launch and landing in-person sessions is required for participation.  

Meet with your supervisor to discuss the program and to get the Supervisory authorization form signed.  

Complete the online application form (includes essay questions and CV Upload)  Apply Now 

 Upload a current copy of your CV or resume  

Optional letter of reference  

Application Dates

  • Application closes June 21, 2024, at 5:00 PM.

  • Successful applicants will be notified by mid-July and must commit to the program by August 1, 2023.