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2016 Leadership Development Programs


Welcome to the American Academy of Dermatology 2016 Leadership Development Programs application center. To access the applications you will be required to log in with your AAD user ID and password.

Our online application can be entered and submitted on the same day, or you have the option of saving the information and returning at a later time to submit your application. Application alone does not guarantee selection into the program. There are a limited number of slots available. Applications are reviewed by members of the Leadership Development Steering Committee. The Committee gives careful consideration to your written responses which are an important component of your application. Please make sure your responses are thorough, thoughtful, and complete. Selections will be disclosed in late November.

In addition to your completed online application, you will need to submit:

  • Executive CV. You may submit your CV one of two ways: You can upload your CV in Section C of the online application or send it via e-mail to Jaime Campbell-Kraus at JCampbell-Kraus@aad.org.
  • If applying for Leadership Forum or ADLP:
    Two letters of recommendation who can speak to your professional commitment. All letters must be submitted using this template. Please send letters of recommendation to Jaime Campbell-Kraus via email at JCampbell-Kraus@aad.org or if you prefer, mail it to:

    American Academy of Dermatology
    Attn: Jaime Campbell-Kraus - Constituent Relations and Strategic Planning
    930 E. Woodfield Road
    Schaumburg, IL 60173
Please note the eligibility requirements for the programs are as follows:
Leadership Forum
  • Must be a member of the AAD in good standing.
  • Must have completed at least one year post dermatology training.
  • Must have nine years or less since completed residency/fellowship training.
  • Must have completed residency or a fellowship in a dermatology subspecialty.
  • Must have not attended a Leadership Forum in the past (applicants for the Academic Program may have attended a past Leadership Forum).
Academic Dermatology Leadership Program applicants only

In addition to the Leadership Forum eligibility requirements, you must be devoting 75 percent of your professional time to academics and have a strong commitment to the field.

Advanced Leadership Forum
  • Must be a member of the AAD in good standing.
  • Must have ten or more years since completed residency/fellowship training or 6 years past Leadership Forum attendance.

Thank you for your interest in the 2016 Leadership Development Programs. If you have questions or need assistance, please e-mail Jaime Campbell-Kraus at JCampbell-Kraus@aad.org.