AACEM Chair Development Program


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WHAT IS THE CDP AND WHY WAS IT CREATED?

The AACEM Chair Development Program (CDP) is a leadership training initiative, now in its sixth year, designed to enhance the capabilities and effectiveness of new and aspiring academic emergency medicine department chairs through skill development, advising, and mentorship. By creating more informed and capable chairs, we hope to improve patient care, education, and research in emergency medicine.

WHAT TYPE OF LEADERSHIP TRAINING DOES THE CDP OFFER?

The CDP consists of five leadership training sessions averaging 8-10 hours, for a total of 40-50 in-person training hours. Sessions will provide new and aspiring chairs with practical, emergency-medicine-specific leadership training and will be held in conjunction with the AACEM/AAAEM Retreat, the SAEM Annual Meeting, and the ACEP Scientific Assembly. CDP faculty instructors include experienced EM chairs, deans and administrators, as well as other leadership development experts. We will focus on areas that may not be covered in other leadership courses. Personal advising and mentorship will be provided. Participants are required to attend at least four of the five offered sessions, and to complete readings and assignments for those sessions they cannot attend. All participants must attend the first and last sessions of the CDP. Participants will receive a certificate from AACEM upon completion of the program.

TENTATIVE CDP SESSION DATES

  • Meeting on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month (Virtual)
  • Meeting on the 3rd Saturday of the month in March and June (Virtual)
  • Meeting in May during SAEM21 Virtual Meeting
  • January 2022 - In Person TBD

*dates are subject to change

**Session held during SAEM21 at the SAEM Leadership Forum. This session is included in your CDP tuition. Registration for SAEM21 is not required to attend. However, registration is required if you plan to attend any educational sessions, receptions, or events held at SAEM21 other than your CDP session.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE CDP?

Those eligible for the program include current EM chairs who are within four years of their start date at the beginning of the program, and vice chairs or associate chairs who wish to advance to become chairs. Other developing EM leaders may also apply.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Tuition is $3,500 for the course, with travel and lodging expenses paid by the participant.