Welcome to: The Association for Academic Minority Physicians, Inc.
Donald E. Wilson, M.D., M.A.C.P., A.G.A.F.
AAMP Founder/Executive Director
John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers, Distinguished Professor and Dean Emeritus University of Maryland School of Medicine
The Association for Academic Minority Physicians(AAMP) has held thirty-three successful annual scientific meetings from 1987 through 2019. It has supported travel fellowships for young investigators, medical and graduate students to attend the meetings and present their research. The AAMP has a national reputation as an organization dedicated to working on behalf of those underrepresented to increase the diversity of academic medicine and the nation's biomedical workforce.
A major goal of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is to improve the diversity of our nation's biomedical research workforce. In 2014 the NIH funded a cooperative agreement award- the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN). Based at Boston College, NRMN has developed a network of mentors and mentees spanning all disciplines relevant to the NIH missions. NRMN will seek to develop best practices for mentor/mentee engagement, training and professional development. An extensive network of collaborating institutions and partners will engage a robust network of mentors and mentees and pilot multiple approaches to "mentoring."
AAMP is a sub recipient of this award. Mentoring has been a focus of the two last years' Annual Meetings: a symposium was devoted to mentoring and professional development with presentations by NRMN investigators in 2015, and another symposium on Institutionalizing Mentoring in 2016. Stay tuned for information about the upcoming Annual Meeting.
For more information read the Background History of the AAMP.
AAMP is a 501C3 Charitable Organization and contributions are appreciated.