Leadership in Academic Matters
In 2004, the UVa School of Medicine launched the Leadership in Academic Medicine (LAM) program as a means of developing, inspiring, and rewarding faculty who have demonstrated leadership characteristics and future potential within the School of Medicine. Faculty are nominated for participation in the program. Beginning in 2009, the successful LAM program expanded to become a university-wide opportunity for faculty at the University of Virginia, now known as Leadership in Academic Matters. Participants represent a range of faculty and top administrators from across the health system and the college. The program is now jointly sponsored by the School of Medicine Dean's Office and the Office of the Provost.
Sessions are conducted over the course of several months and are facilitated by experts in leadership, business, and higher education. Sessions focus on key professional development areas such as self-awareness, managing organizational change, financial and strategic decision-making, assessing the dynamics of successful leaders, conflict resolution and negotiation, teamwork, media relations, and establishing life balance in a dynamic and growing career. Following the conclusion of the ten-week program, quarterly sessions continue to provide new topical seminars that are open to alumni from all prior LAM programs.
September 17, 2009 UVa Today article about LAM:
"UVa Program Prepares Tomorrow's Leaders Today"
The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.