Academy for Development in Academic Medicine

Group photo of ADAM Team membersThe Office of Graduate Medical Education, in partnership with the Office of Faculty Development, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Office of Professional Development, has launched a program for residents, fellows, and graduate and postdoctoral students who are interested in careers in academic medicine. This program, called the Academy for Development in Academic Medicine (ADAM), began July of 2017 and is currently in its fourth year.

ADAM is a 3-year longitudinal program that occurs throughout one's graduate/resident educational tenure and involves training in the skill set needed for a career in academic medicine. Educational sessions are scheduled each month and cover topics related to the development of academic medicine career skills (teaching, scholarship, and leadership).  The program involves a mentorship component, where students have quarterly check-ins with ADAM program directors and they also select faculty mentors and work with them longitudinally. The program culminates with a longitudinal scholarly project and a certificate of completion.

Out of the 40 students involved in ADAM so far, over 72% identified with at least one of our Mission-Based Diversity Groups.  Data across our first three years also indicate significant increases in student reports of their self-efficacy in teaching, engaging in scholarship, and in other skills taught in the program (i.e., selecting mentors, applying for jobs, negotiating during the job offer process).

This year we will be launching our first ADAM Summer Fundamentals session on August 20th, 2021.  This day-long training will include topics such as a panel on careers in medicine, mentorship, developing and delivering effective presentations, introduction to leadership, introduction to scholarship in academic medicine, and applying for jobs in academic medicine.  If you are interested in participating in our ADAM Summer Fundamentals training, please contact Jennifer Dougherty, Ed.D. at jenniferdougherty@med.unr.edu.

ADAM Schedule

  • Session 1

    2020-21

    Teaching

    Orientation/Careers in Medicine

    • Introduction to ADAM/Teaching
    • Academic Medicine Careers Panel

    2021-22

    Leadership

    Introduction to ADAM/Leadership


    2022-23

    Research/scholarly activity

    Orientation/Research & Scholarship

    • Intro to steps to turn a reseach idea into a grant
    • Researcher panel
  • Session 2

    2020-21

    Teaching

    Intro to Research

    • Research in academic medicine
    • Literature searches
    • Developing questions
    • Intro to project

    2021-22

    Leadership

    Leadership styles


    2022-23

    Research/scholarly activity

    Step 1 Self-reflection on why and how to come up with a research question / Case Studies

  • Session 3

    2020-21

    Teaching

    Mentorship

    • Finding a mentor and making the most out of that relationship

    2021-22

    Leadership

    Organizational behavior


    2022-23

    Research/scholarly activity

    Step 2 Assessing the novelty of your idea and conducting a literature review / Meta-analysis

  • Session 4

    2020-21

    Teaching

    Active learning/Engaging learners

    • Planning an effective class session
    • Delivering and effective lecture

    2021-22

    Leadership

    Emotional Intelligence/ Self-Awareness


    2022-23

    Research/scholarly activity

    Step 3 Determining if your idea is fundable and what funding mechanisms might be right for your idea

  • Session 5

    2020-21

    Teaching

    Active learning/Engaging learners cont.

    • Active learning in large and small classes/groups
    • Planning and facilitating effective class discussions

    2021-22

    Leadership

    Wellness


    2022-23

    Research/scholarly activity

    Step 4 Finding a mentor(s) and developing a research team

  • Session 6

    2020-21

    Teaching

    Productive learning environments

    • Connecting with students
    • Civil learning environments

    2021-22

    Leadership

    Difficult Conversations


    2022-23

    Research/scholarly activity

    Step 5 Obtaining preliminary data

  • Session 7

    2020-21

    Teaching

    Assessing learners

    • Quiz questions
    • Feedback
    • Checking for understanding

    2021-22

    Leadership

    Promoting Diversity / Beingan Active Bystander


    2022-23

    Research/scholarly activity

    Step 6 Study design and getting some help

  • Session 8

    2020-21

    Teaching

    Course Design

    • Learning objectives
    • Aligning assessments and activities with course outcomes
    • An effective syllabus

    2021-22

    Leadership

    How to Delegate


    2022-23

    Research/scholarly activity

    Step 7 Understanding and developing a budget

  • Session 9

    2020-21

    Teaching

    Philosophy of teaching and learning

    • Developing a teaching philosophy statement

    2021-22

    Leadership

    Health Policy and Academic Medicine


    2022-23

    Research/scholarly activity

    Step 8 Grantsmanship and how to respond to rejection

  • Session 10

    2020-21

    Teaching

    Wrap up/Evaluations


    2021-22

    Leadership

    Wrap up/Evaluations


    2022-23

    Research/scholarly activity

    Wrap up/Evaluations