Janet Bickel, MA

6Janet Bickel is a nationally recognized expert in faculty, career and leadership development with 40 years of experience in academic medicine and science. Over 120 academic health centers and 30 professional societies have invited her presentations and consultations. In addition to a wide-range of individual coaching clients, other organizational clients have included United American Nurses, US Department of Commerce, and US Department of Health and Human Services. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medical Education at George Washington University School of Medicine and has also taught Leadership and lInnovation at the CIA and the National Reconnaissance Office.

During the 25 years prior to creating her own business, Janet held positions of increasing national leadership at the Association of American Medical Colleges, including Associate Vice President for Medical School Affairs. She established an Office of Women in Medicine of national repute, including leadership development programs that have stimulated the careers of thousands of women physicians and scientists. She also led AAMC’s first programs in faculty affairs and in student professionalism. Janet continues to publish broadly, with over 60 peer-reviewed articles and two books.

During the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine [ELAM] Fellowship Program’s first 15 years, she served on its Advisory and Selection Committees; she continues to serve as faculty and is a Principal Member of its Executive Development Council.

Janet has completed Relationship Centered Health Care’s fellowships (Courage to Lead and Leading Organizations to Health) and NTL’s Human Interaction Laboratory on Transforming Interpersonal Relationships. She has participated in Authentic Leadership in Action’s Shambhala Summer Institute and studied yoga and meditation at Kripalu.

Between 1972-76, Janet served as founding admissions, financial aid and student affairs officer at the new Brown University Medical School. She holds a M.A. in sociology from Brown University and an A.B. in English from University of Missouri-Columbia.