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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 application process is closed for 2017 and will open in late Summer/early Fall 2017 for 2018 applications. 

Program Information

About

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.

Who should apply

The target audience for the Enhanced Adult Resident Leadership Program is fourth-year neurology residents. Priority will be given to chief residents. 

The target audience for the Enhanced Child Resident Leadership Program is fifth-year neurology residents.

Objective

The objective of this program is to identify, orient, and cultivate future leaders of the AAN.

The program will provide the recipient with the opportunity to augment their education, training, and network by attending educational and scientific CME programming at the AAN Annual Meeting.

Program Design

Design
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 agenda is in progress and will be communicated to recipients when completed.

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. 

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 be an AAN member at the time the scholarship is awarded. 

Criteria and Clarifications

Criteria
The application criteria are as follows:

  1. 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.
  2. The resident must demonstrate a commitment to neurological teaching, education, and/or community service.
  3. The resident must be an AAN member at the time that the scholarship is awarded.
  4. The resident is interested in active leadership involvement in the AAN.

The application process is online and the requirements include: 

  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 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, they will not receive the Annual Meeting scholarship. Award announcements will be made in October 2016.
  2. Past Resident Scholarship to the Annual Meeting recipients can apply.

Please contact Lucy Persaud Samaroo with any questions. 

This program is supported in part by a grant from The Allergan Foundation and Lundbeck, LLC.


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