Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM)

The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program® (ELAM®) prepares senior women faculty members at schools of medicine, dentistry, and public health to effect sustained positive change as institutional leaders. ELAM offers an intensive yearlong program of executive education, personal leadership assessments/coaching, networking, and mentoring activities.

The Drexel University-based program targets senior women faculty at the associate or full professor level who demonstrate the greatest potential for assuming executive leadership roles at academic health centers within the next five years.

ELAM is the only national and longitudinal leadership program for women faculty in schools of medicine, dentistry, public health and pharmacy. Its nearly 1,300 graduates hold positions at 300 institutions around the country. 75% of women deans of medical schools are alumnae of ELAM. 

In 2022, ELAM launched a partner program, Executive Leadership in Healthcare (ELH) to focus on the unique needs of aspiring executive leaders in health care. Learn more about ELAM and ELH.

2024-2025 ELAM/ELH Class Nomination and Internal Selection Process 
Application Components 
Who Pays for Attending ELAM/ELH 
UT Southwestern’s ELAM Alumnae