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2016 Leadership Development Programs


Welcome to the American Academy of Dermatology 2018 Leadership Development Programs application center. To access the applications you will be required to log in with your AAD user ID and password.

Our online application can be entered and submitted on the same day, or you have the option of saving the information and returning at a later time to submit your application. Application alone does not guarantee selection into the program. Applications are reviewed by members of the Leadership Development Steering Committee and there are a limited number of slots available. The Committee gives careful consideration to your written responses which are an important component of your application. Please make sure your responses are thorough, thoughtful, and complete. Selections will be disclosed in November. If selected, a $250 non-refundable program fee will be required to help defray expenses.

In addition to your completed online application, you will need to submit:

  • Executive CV. You may submit your CV one of two ways: You can upload your CV in Section C of the online application or send it via e-mail to Jaime Lewen at jlewen@aad.org.
  • If applying for Leadership Forum or ADLP:
    Two letters of recommendation who can speak to your professional commitment. All letters must be submitted using this template. Please send letters of recommendation to Jaime Lewen via email at jlewen@aad.org or if you prefer, mail it to:

    American Academy of Dermatology
    Attn: Jaime Lewen - Constituent Relations and Strategic Planning
    930 E. Woodfield Road
    Schaumburg, IL 60173
Please note the eligibility requirements for the programs are as follows:
Leadership Forum
  • Must be a member of the AAD in good standing.
  • Must have completed at least one year post dermatology residency/fellowship training.
  • Must have eight years or less since completed residency/fellowship training.
  • Must have not attended a Leadership Forum in the past (applicants for the Academic Program may have attended a past Leadership Forum).
Academic Dermatology Leadership Program applicants only
  • Must be a member of the AAD in good standing.
  • Must have completed three years post dermatology residency/fellowship.
  • Must be devoting 75% of your professional time to academics and have a strong commitment to the field.
Advanced Leadership Forum
  • Must be a member of the AAD in good standing.
  • Must have ten or more years since completed dermatology residency/fellowship training or 6 years past Leadership Forum attendance.

Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Leadership Development Programs. If you have questions or need assistance, please e-mail Jaime Lewen at jlewen@aad.org.