Academic Dermatology Leadership Program (mentee)

The Academic Dermatology Leadership Program (ADLP) is an extremely comprehensive program that requires a full-year commitment.

Learn more about participating in ADLP as a mentor.

Applications for the 2018 program are now closed. The application will reopen May 2018. Send me an email reminder when the application opens.

By applying for this program, you are agreeing to participate in all programs and activities as outlined below:

  • Attend on-site meetings, including:
    • The 2018 Leadership Forum in Itasca, Ill., April 20-22 (arrival for ADLP participants on Thursday, April 19 for session at 8 a.m. Friday, April 20). 
    • A half day during the 2018 Summer Meeting in Chicago, IL, Friday, July 27, from 1-5 p.m.
  • Develop a relationship with the mentor you have selected to assist, advise, and guide you throughout the year.


  • Must be a member of the AAD in good standing.
  • Must have completed at least three years in post dermatology training.
  • Must be devoting at least 75 percent of your professional time to academics and have a strong commitment to the field.
  • Must be nine years or less since completing residency/fellowship training.
  • Must have completed residency training in dermatology or a fellowship in a dermatology subspecialty (dermatopathology).
  • Deadline for all applications and supporting documents is Sept. 29, 2017.
  • Selections will be disclosed in November 2017.

Program fee: $250
Participants are required to pay a program fee of $250. The Academy covers the remaining costs for all sessions and workshops, travel, lodging, and on-site meals. This fee is non-refundable.

  • What you will learn
    • The four main leadership styles, the behaviors associated with each one, and the effective and ineffective use of all four.
    • Effective team and workgroup management through professional influence-building.
      Leadership styles and ways to successfully match them to team members' performance potential.
    • Guidelines for maximizing your mentor relationships.
    • Communication skills including:
      • Essential communication keys.
      • Engaging openers.
      • How to elicit audience participation.
    • Conflict management and resolution.
    • Coaching and counseling to enhance staff performance.
    • Change management and how to be flexible and adaptable.
  • How you will benefit
    • Participate in sessions specifically designed to address the unique challenges and opportunities in academia.
    • Understand your own leadership style and how to leverage your strengths.
    • Learn how to enhance your personal influence to build effective relationships and work teams.
    • Learn from an established mentor who shares your commitment to academia.
    • Enjoy an invaluable peer-to-peer learning experience and networking opportunities.
  • Questions
    Contact Jaime Lewen at or call (847) 240-1350.