As you seek various opportunities to grow and develop in your career, we are here to help. UK offers a number of programs that may meet your interests. These range from full programs such as the Executive Leadership Program and Professional MBA program to a series of no-cost professional development programming workshops.

In addition, there are numerous national resources that may be of interest including programs offered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Harvard University, national specialty societies, and others. Most of these programs have a cost and time commitment. Our office strives to provide financial support to faculty to attend some of these national programs. When we do have support available, we will hold an open call for nominations and select faculty for support via an internal application process.


We offer a variety of workshops and development opportunities for our faculty.

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UK HealthCare Executive Leadership Program

Health care leaders are facing serious challenges with balancing the demands of clinical medicine and financial business strategies. The increasing challenge of patient engagement and demands of meeting their personalized care means not only treating the disease but enhancing their health. But how do healthcare providers meet the heightened demands for patient personalization while also saving money and lives?

The curriculum includes such topics as: managing value chain, decision making, lean management, emotional intelligence, negotiations, leadership models, ethics, strategic management, business planning, strategic marketing, communications, information management, business finance, customer service, employee engagement, healthcare economics, conflict management and team development. Classes are led by multiple UK HealthCare and national professors/leaders. UK HealthCare will send out an email invitation announcing the next cohort. Your supervisor(s) will nominate the employee(s) they feel will benefit from the program. If your supervisor doesn’t receive the announcement, you can contact Sarah Bentley, Chief Medical Office, to discuss how you can be nominated for the program. For additional information please go to:

Professional MBA (For Leaders in HealthCare)

The Professional MBA For Leaders in Healthcare provides the business knowledge to meet today's healthcare management challenges and is designed for current healthcare professionals such as physicians (including residents), nurses, pharmacists, professional administrators and academia. Healthcare professionals will engage from experienced professors and other industry leaders in healthcare-specific class sections, while still taking classes the core business classes with other working professionals from various industries such as engineering, law, agriculture, manufacturing, technology, banking and finance, and military. For additional information, please go to:

College of Public Health Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics

The certificate requires 15 credit hours of course work and provides students in academic programs outside of the Department of Biostatistics with the opportunity to gain a background in the design and analysis of biomedical studies. Courses in the program will provide an introduction to methodological applications in public health and medical research, which are skills attractive to future employers. The College of Public Health offers graduate certificates in gerontology, global health, maternal and child health, and public health management.

National Leadership Development Programs

The UK College of Medicine encourages faculty to pursue national leadership trainings to network and learn valuable skills from professionals at other institutions. Below is a list of available programs. (Please note that these options are not supported by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development.) 

  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Early Career Women Faculty Development Seminar
  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)-Mid-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar
  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) - Minority Faculty Career Development Seminar
  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) – Being A Resilient Leader
  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) The Healthcare Executive Diversity and Inclusion Certificate (HEDIC)
  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Leadership and Management Foundations for Academic Medicine and Science
  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) The Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Certificate Program
  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
  • Center for Creative Leadership
  • ELAM_The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®
  • Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health-Health Care Executive Leadership Program
  • Harvard Macy Program for Educators in Health Professions
  • Harvard Macy Program Leading Innovations in Health Care & Education
  • Harvard Macy Program- A Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Professions Education
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities Executive Leadership Academy
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities- Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI)
  • American College of Physician Executives
  • Levinson Institute- Leadership for Physician Executives