Programs for Those Interested in Senior Leadership in Academic Family Medicine


Staff contact: Sam Elwood,

ADFM keeps a running list of chair positions we have heard are open, which are posted here: 

Some positions are also posted here:



Staff contact: Sam Elwood,

The ADFM LEADS Fellowship is a year-long program (February to February) which provides academic leadership development for those considering chair or other senior leader positions as a potential career direction. The program includes a Fellowship project, shared with colleagues through a venue at the ADFM Annual Conference; formal mentorship from a current chair advisor; and participation on the ADFM Chairs’ listserv during the fellowship year and one year thereafter. It also includes participation in two back-to-back ADFM Annual Conferences (these take place a Wed – Sat in February, dates and location dependent on year) and some extra workshops and webinars throughout the year.

More information about the ADFM LEADS Fellowship is available here.



Staff contact: Jessie Vera, 

The Senior Leader Program is a leadership development opportunity for leaders in Departments of Family Medicine who are not Associate Members of ADFM to attend the ADFM Annual Conference with their chair, with requested attendance at some conference “optional” events. This opportunity is intended to strengthen not only individuals' leadership skills but leadership in Departments. It exposes participants to innovations and benchmarks in all missions - patient care, teaching, and research across the country, and imparts training in core skills necessary for academic leadership. The Senior Leader must be nominated by the Department Chair. To be eligible for nomination, the individual must have been in departmental leadership for 2 or more years. Requests for nominations for this program are sent around to the Department Chairs in November/December preceding the February meeting.