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-four successful annual scientific meetings from 1987 through 2020. 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 2013 AAMP received a P20 award from the NIH, entitled "Mentoring Educating Networking Training Opportunities in Research Consortium (MENTOR)". 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 seeks 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 was a sub recipient of this five year award. Since 2018 mentoring related research has been a significant focus of the Annual Meetings: 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.