leadership programs

Enhanced Resident Leadership Program

The Enhanced Resident Leadership Program for adult and pediatric neurologists is designed to identify, train, and nurture a highly selected group of 10 residents in adult neurology and five residents in child neurology who have the motivation, drive, and potential to be future Academy leaders. The program will provide the recipients with the opportunity to augment their education, training, and network by attending educational and scientific CME programming at the AAN Annual Meeting.

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Eligibility

  • Fourth-year adult residents can apply for the Enhanced Adult Resident Leadership Program--priority will be given to chief residents.
  • Fifth-year child residents can apply for the Enhanced Child Resident Leadership Program.
  • The resident must demonstrate a commitment to neurological teaching, education, and/or community service.
  • The resident must be an AAN member at the time that the scholarship is awarded.
  • The resident is interested in active leadership involvement in the AAN.

Program Overview

The AAN is dependent on a vital pool of volunteers. Many younger neurologists are interested in AAN involvement but are not familiar with the mechanisms and scope of the organization. This program will offer an in-depth weeklong immersion into the AAN. The program is designed to identify, train, and nurture a highly selected group of 10 adult resident and five child resident members who have the motivation, drive, and potential to be future Academy leaders. Experience has shown that the best Academy leaders typically also have a record of successful leadership in their communities, practice settings, institutions, and other organizations. Leaders are developed through training that provides them with opportunities to acquire and enhance key skills while being mentored by established leaders. Applicants will be considered from neurology residency including both adult and child neurology programs located in the United States and Canada.

 

Curriculum

Recipients will receive:

  1. Five nights’ hotel stay at the AAN Annual Meeting.
  2. Airfare: Up to $700.
  3. Meeting/Course Registration: Recipients will select the educational and scientific CME programming based on their specific educational needs. Program selection should not conflict with the agenda of the program.
  4. A certificate of recognition.
  5. Acknowledgment at the Faculty and Trainee Reception during the AAN Annual Meeting.


Agenda

A detailed agendawill be communicated to recipients. Recipients will need to attend:

  1. One all-day programming with fellow recipients.
  2. The Faculty and Trainee Reception.


Mentoring Recipients will be given a unique opportunity to engage with AAN leadership. The program includes touch point phone calls between AAN leadership and recipients.


Application Requirements

AAN members interested in participating in the programs should submit the following documents in PDF form as part of the application process: 

  1. A single-spaced, one-page letter of interest from the candidate detailing his/her academic achievements, community involvement, leadership roles, and plans to maximize the AAN Annual Meeting opportunity
  2. A single-spaced, one-page letter of recommendation from the candidate's program director
  3. The applicant's curriculum vitae

Clarifications:

  1. The same resident can be nominated for the Resident
  2. Annual Meeting Scholarship and the Enhanced Adult or Child Resident Leadership Programs. If the resident is chosen as a recipient of one of the Resident Leadership awards, he or she will not receive the Annual Meeting scholarship. Award announcements will be made in October 2017.
  3. Past Resident Scholarship to the Annual Meeting recipients can apply.

 

The Enhanced Resident Leadership Program is supported in part by grants from The Allergan Foundation and Lundbeck, LLC.

Contact Us

For additional information please contact Bonnie Sova, Senior Administrator, Leadership Programs, at (612) 928-6164.