The Leadership in Academic Medicine Program LAMP Bindercover(LAMP) is a year-long, cohort-based faculty development and orientation program for faculty in the second and third years of their appointment. The seminars introduce participants to the fundamentals of career planning, self-management and leadership skills. As a result of this program faculty have tools that will enable them to accomplish their primary career goals and aspirations.

The 2018-2019 curriculum includes sessions specifically designed for both clinicians and research faculty and involves a one-on-one coaching session with a senior faculty member. Tentative curriculum topics include:

  • Managing Professionals
  • Discovering Your Strengths
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Maintaining Balance in your Work
  • Promotion and Tenure Guidance
  • Change Management
  • Leadership Practices
  • Effective Teaching Practices

Please note that our topics may change based on the feedback from previous participants and speaker availability.


Because of the time investment required for LAMP, we ask that all applicants solicit a letter of support from their chair or division director. It is our expectation that LAMP participants will commit to attend all nine sessions during the academic year. Space is limited to ensure a personalized approach to academic goals and career plan.

How to apply

Step 1: Nomination Process

  • Interested faculty must request a brief nomination from their department chair or division director.  These can be submitted by email to
  • Nominations due: Friday, June 29, 2018

Step 2: Application Process

  • Once we receive your nomination, we will contact you to submit a one-page document describing your career goals and what you most want to accomplish in the next three years along with your CV.  This can also be submitted by email to
  • Goals Statement and CV due: Friday, July 27, 2018

We must receive your nomination letter, goals statement, and CV no later than Friday, July 27, 2018 to be considered for this year’s cohort.

For questions, please contact Laura Torbeck, Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs, Professional Development and Diversity, at or call (317) 278-3089.

Below is a tentative schedule.  Final dates will be updated within the next few months.

Date & Time
Locations Topic (Tentative)
September 13
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fairbanks Hall 1111 Introduction to LAMP

October 18
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fairbanks Hall 1112 Understanding Promotion & Tenure

Turning Clinical Work into Scholarship

November 15
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fairbanks Hall 1109 CV and Personal Statement

Book Club

December 13
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

TBA How to Give an Effective Presentation

Interactive Teaching

January 10
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

TBA Organizational Skills

How to Run a Meeting

February Varied Locations Career Development Consultation Sessions

March 7
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

TBA How to Manage Professionals

Book Club

April 18
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

TBA Negotiation and Managing Conflict

May 9
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

TBA Finding Your Voice: Leading from the Middle
Closing Celebration

Tentative Presenters

Bart Besinger
Steve Bogdewic
Gabe Bosslet
Steve Cico
Mary Dankoski
Jay Hess
Krista Hoffmann-Longtin
Megan Palmer
Laura Torbeck
Emily Walvoord