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 2017-2018 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 BOTH your nomination letter and your goals statement 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 TBA Introduction to LAMP
The Challenge of Managing Professionals


TBA StrengthsFinder


TBA Leadership: Everyone’s Responsibility
Planning your Career in Academic Medicine


TBA Understanding the Promotion & Tenure Process
Turning your Clinical Work into Scholarship


TBA Revving Up Your Team: How to Motivate People
Presenting Yourself on Paper: CV & Personal Statements
February Varied Locations Career Development Consultation Sessions


TBA How to Give a Great Lecture
Effective Teaching in Academic Medicine


TBA Conflict Management and the Art of Negotiation


TBA Finding Your Voice: Leading from the Middle
Closing Celebration

Tentative Presenters

Bart Besinger
Steve Bogdewic
Steve Cico
Mary Dankoski
Jay Hess
Krista Hoffmann-Longtin
Matt Holley
Megan Palmer
Emily Walvoord