The Association for Academic Surgery (AAS)/Society of University Surgeons (SUS) Leadership and DEI Committees invite you to apply for the inaugural JUMP (Junior Underrepresented Mentorship and Promotion) Start program.
This program is designed to advance diversity in surgical leadership in alignment with the diversity of our surgical trainees and our patients. The mission of this 2 year curriculum is to build the portfolio, network, and skillset of faculty in an Assistant Professor rank with an aim of improving the ability to attain promotion and ascend to higher levels of leadership locally and nationally. This program will include targeted seminars, national meetings, one on one coaching, and specialized training in leadership.
- Eligibility: All faculty at an assistant professor level in the United States/Canada regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation, are encouraged to apply.
- Priority will be given to those individuals that are underrepresented in medicine including intersectional individuals.
- Applications will be scored by committee
- Withdrawal from the program may prevent future application.
- AAS and SUS membership is not required to apply. Selected non-member participants will be extended a complimentary 1st year of membership for the AAS.
Selected applicants will receive:
- Support to attend the Academic Surgical Congress
- Executive Coaching sessions for 2 years
- AAS/SUS Mentorship for 2 years
- CV auditing and individualized advice based on promotions criteria
- Access to the AAS Early Career Development course
- Access to the Society of University Surgeons Mid-Career Course
- Further information on the 2 year program, meeting and course support can be found on the curriculum page.
Participants will attend sessions to gain tailored advice from coaches, senior surgical mentors, and AAS and SUS leaders. Sessions will be tailored to individual goals, strengths and opportunities.