The Anatomy Scholars Program (ASP) aims to build a robust and supportive peer-to-peer community to increase the retention of Underrepresented Minorities (URM) in STEM in academia who reside in the US and Canada.
ASP applicants should be recently appointed faculty or individuals transitioning from either a terminal degree or a postdoctoral fellowship to an independent position as a faculty member in an anatomy-related field. A new cohort will be selected yearly from the pool of applicants. Scholars will participate in a two-year program of professional development activities that includes:
- Asynchronous learning, online curriculum addressing the tenets of faculty life: Service, Teaching, and Research
- A sustainable and formal mentoring program to help guide Scholars during their transition into academic positions
- Informal virtual meetings between Scholars, designed to cultivate a diverse peer-support network required for successful STEM careers
- An Annual Retreat in conjunction with a meeting, with registration and travel support provided by AAA