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Leadership Development Program

Submit by October 14, 2022

Thank you for your interest in AAE's 2023 Leadership Development Program. To be considered, you must be an AAE member and an endodontist in the United States who has been out of residency 10 years or less. Preference will be given to members who do not have extensive experience within the AAE’s committee structure. Completed applications, along with all supporting documents, must be received by October 14, 2022. 

The AAE is seeking a diverse group of participants for this program. Although this isn’t an exhaustive list, examples of diversity factors include:  age, education, race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, military experience/veteran status, nationality, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, credentials/certifications, career stage, geographic location (state, urban, rural), practice setting, practice type, languages, leadership experience in other societies. You are invited to elaborate on topics that you believe are relevant throughout your essays.

**Note:  Applicants who are selected to participate will be required to attend a two-day leadership training February 17-18, 2023 in San Diego, California.

All applicants will be notified in December 2022. We look forward to receiving your application.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS - Each application must contain the following:

  1. Completed application form.
  2. Overview document of your endodontic employment experience. This should reflect all positions held since finishing endodontic residency and include the following information for each:
    • Place of employment (name and complete address)
    • Practice type (e.g., solo practice, freelance, single specialty group, multi-specialty group, large multi-site group, DSO)
    • Size (number of dentists)
    • Position held
    • Dates employed
  3. List your involvement in professional or community organizations over the last five years, and include volunteer or leadership positions you have held.
  4. One short essay (limit 750 words) answering the following questions:
    • What does leadership mean to you?
    • What personal, professional, or community experiences have shaped your approach to leadership?
    • Why are you interested in participating in the AAE’s Leadership Development Program, and what do you hope to learn?
  5. Please collect two letters of reference and submit them along with your application no later than October 14, 2022.  It is recommended that at least one of your references be an endodontist.
  6. Highlight any additional information that you would like to have considered by the selection committee (in 350 words or less.)