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Leadership Education for Aspiring Doctors

Creating the Next Generation of Minority Leaders in Health Systems Management

​The 21st century is an extraordinarily exciting time for the healthcare professions.  Advances in science, technology, and models of collaboration promise improvement in human health. However, our current health delivery systems require radical reinvention and, as such, we need to provide the next generation of physician leaders with the skills necessary to adapt and succeed in this evolving environment.

Program Purpose
The Leadership Education for Aspiring Doctors​ (LEAD) program is an opportunity for diverse undergraduate (pre-medical) students to gain the tools and skills necessary to lead innovative transformation of the American healthcare system. We are seeking to develop diverse future physician leaders who can transform the quality, safety, efficiency, and patient experience in healthcare.  

Program Description
The LEAD program, part of the Young Hospitalist Academy​, is an intensive, 6 week summer experience for diverse undergraduate students interested in becoming physician leaders and healthcare innovators. 2017 dates coming soon. We will select up to 4 students via a competitive application process (see below for eligibility).    

This program is specifically designed to:  
  • Enhance leadership skills through participation in didactics, workshops, and shadowing experiences
  • Expose students to leaders within the health professions, specifically hospital medicine (high-value, evidence-based, quality care for the hospitalized patient)
  • Provide longitudinal mentorship to students who are historically underrepresented in the healthcare field 
  • Provide opportunities for networking and future career advancement
Program participants will receive a stipend of $1,000. All program activities are located on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. As the only academic medical center in the Rocky Mountain region, the Anschutz Medical Campus serves as a premiere training site for students interested in careers in medicine, research, nursing, and dentistry.

You are eligible for this program if:
  • You are an undergraduate student currently enrolled in an accredited BA/BS program
  • You are pre-med and are in excellent academic standing at your university
  • You will reside in Colorado during the duration of the program and will be prepared to dedicate at least 40 hours per week (5 days a week) to the program, i.e. no conflicting work obligations, vacations, etc.
  • You belong to a racial or ethnic population that is underrepresented in the medical profession relative to their numbers in the general population. Other considerations for diversity include, but are not limited to, socioeconomic status, language, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, geography, disability and age.

Apply by filling out the LEA​D Application​ below. In addition to the form, please send a 1-2 page resume and one letter of recommendation to​​ Dr. Amira del Pino-Jones​.