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October 31, 2018


IDSA Leadership Institute Now Accepting Applications


Apply now to participate in the inaugural IDSA Leadership Institute. This interactive program, to take place May 6-8, 2019, in Arlington, Va., will equip mid-career infectious diseases and HIV specialists with practical proficiencies needed to position themselves for leadership roles. Participants will gain real-world insights into the skills and practices of effective leaders in medical and nonmedical contexts.

Participants will join a distinguished community of ascending leaders, develop a personalized career plan, and work with their peers to draft a solution to a pressing leadership challenge within their place of employment. They will be expected to build on this shared experience by contributing to a remote learning community for one year following the Leadership Institute. Through this community, participants will engage in peer and near-peer mentoring, share challenges and successes concerning their career plans and leadership projects, and expand their professional networks.

Only 30 members will be selected to participate in the Leadership Institute through a competitive application process open now through Friday, Nov. 30, 11:59 p.m. EST. Selection decisions will be announced Jan. 31, 2019.

All Institute participants must meet the following criteria at the time of application:

  • Active IDSA membership
  • Engaged in clinical practice of infectious diseases, clinical or basic research, administration, teaching in infectious diseases, public health, or a related field as primary professional activity
  • History of substantive service to the profession locally, regionally, or nationally
  • Minimum of five years relevant professional experience
  • Evidence of deep intellectual curiosity and growth mindset

It is important that our learning community represents the full diversity of the IDSA membership. As such, we strongly encourage women and individuals under-represented in medicine to apply.

Individuals interested in learning more should visit the IDSA Leadership Institute or contact Colin Dixon, IDSA Educational Program Manager.

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