HMS/HSDM Leadership Development Course for Physicians and Scientists

March 17-19, 2021
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Due to Covid-19 restrictions this course will be held virtually

Each spring, the Office for Faculty Affairs offers a three-day course designed for HMS and HSDM instructors, assistant professors, and associate professors who have responsibility for a research grant, laboratory, educational course, or clinical program. The goal of the course is to build on participants’ knowledge base and skills to enhance their professional development as administrative leaders in academic medicine. The curriculum focuses on human resource management, negotiation, finance, self assessment, communications, and personal career development. Women and faculty, who are underrepresented in medicine are particularly encouraged to apply.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have an appointment as Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor (< 3 Years) at time of application/submission
  • Hold full-time appointments
  • Be endorsed by a Department Head or Division Chief

Commitment Policy:
Please note that we require a three-day commitment from all attendees starting at 9:00 AM and ending at 4:00 PM.  We expect all participants to attend all sessions, arriving on time and staying until the day officially ends.  Many of our sessions are interactive, therefore, arriving late and leaving early is disruptive and disrespectful to other attendees and to our presenters.

For detailed information regarding application requirements, endorsement and evaluation criteria, you can view or download the following documents:

Request For Application (RFA)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Tuition: $300

Registration and payment are filed through the Continuing Medical Education office which charges an additional $10.00 processing fee.

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.*

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

Through an agreement between the American Medical Association and the European Union of Medical Specialists, physicians may convert AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to an equivalent number of European CME Credits® (ECMECs®). Information on the process of converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to ECMECs® can be found at:

*Note: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is calculated based on submission of a preliminary agenda and may be subject to change.