- Professional Development
The Promising Leaders Program, established in 2017, is designed to increase the number of academic surgeons from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups who are successful in obtaining leadership positions. The one-year program provides comprehensive leadership training through completion of existing courses offered by the Society of Surgeons (SUS) and the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS) and strengthens their effectiveness through the integration of executive coaching and mentoring for surgeons selected for the program.
The program provides funding for registration fees for all of the above courses and participation in the executive coaching program. Participants are required to provide their own transportation and lodging to attend the required courses. The registration fee for the SUS Leadership Agility Program includes lodging and meals; participants are required to provide their own transportation for this course.
Applications are to be submitted via email to Catherine Sutherland, SUS Grants Coordinator, at Catherine@susweb.org by 5pm on Friday, August 25, 2017. Participants selected for the program will be notified by September 22, 2017.
1. Application form-download it here.
2. 300 word essay describing interest in the program, accomplishments to date and personal goals
3. Letter of support from department chair confirming commitment for release time to fulfill program requirements
4. One additional recommendation letter
5. Biographical sketch in current NIH format (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms/biosketch.htm)
This program is funded with support from SUS, SBAS and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Surgery. Support is pending from NIH/NIMHD.