Introducing the AAMC Successful Department Chair Series
Publications That Empower Academic Medicine Executives

Produced by experts at the AAMC in collaboration with key executives across our partner institutions, these publications empower executives both in their own career and when acting on behalf of their institution. The series includes:

  • Recruiting - Hiring top talent for department chair roles (Just Released)
  • Leading - Skills and behaviors critical to success (2016)
  • Untitled publication on the topic of retaining Top Talent (Scheduled for 2018)

Each publication contains unique information designed to assist our member institutions and their leadership with a vital challenge - hiring and retaining exceptional leadership.

Leading: Top Skills, Attributes, and Behaviors Critical for Success

Leading: Top Skills, Attributes, and Behaviors Critical for Success

$65.00 ($115 non-member)

Leading tackles leadership issues and outlines the competencies, skills, and approaches that medical school department chairs need to succeed. Leading includes access to additional online learning materials.


In Leading, you discover:
  • Best practices for developing leadership competencies
  • Differing expectations of deans; hospital and health system CEOs; faculty members
  • How to avoid the most common source of leadership failure in tackling adaptive challenges
  • And much more....
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Recruiting: Proven Search and Hiring Practices for the Best Talent

Recruiting: Proven Search and Hiring Practices for the Best Talent

$65.00 ($115 non-member)

Recruiting is focused on the process of identifying and attracting the most qualified individuals to serve as department chairs and includes supplimentary online learning tools.


Recruiting content includes:
  • Why search committees are evolving from representative-based to competency-based
  • What type of interview approach to use
  • How to attract women and racial and ethnic minority candidates for leadership positions in academic medicine
  • And much more...
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Purchase Recruiting or Leading and receive immediate online access to additional tools designed to enhance your learning experience with each publication.