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Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women

The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) offers an intensive one-year program of executive training intended to expand the national pool of qualified women candidates for leadership in academic medicine and dentistry. ELAM is a program of the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Nomination Process and Timeline: The dean of a medical or dental school or the chief executive officer of an academic health center may nominate up to three candidates from his/her institution. Both the qualities of the candidate and the commitment of her institution are considered during the selection process. Nominations are typically sought in late November, with nomination packets due in early February.

The VCU School of Medicine has sponsored eight ELAM fellows in the past nine years.

ELAM at Drexel University
ELAM at Women in Medicine and Science, VCU School of Medicine