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.

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

  • Attend on-site meetings, including:
    • The 2019 Leadership Forum in Itasca, Ill., May 31-June 2 (arrival for ADLP participants on Thursday, May 30 for session at 8 a.m. Friday, May 31). 
    • A half day during the 2019 Summer Meeting in New York, Friday, July 26, 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 Oct. 15, 2018.
  • Selections will be disclosed in November 2018.

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.