What is ELAM?
The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) Program for Women is the nation's only in-depth program focused on preparing senior women faculty at schools of medicine, dentistry and public health for institutional leadership positions where they can effect positive change.
ELAM's year-long program develops the professional and personal skills required to lead and manage in today's complex healthcare environment, with special attention to the unique challenges facing women in leadership positions. Nearly 700 senior women leaders have participated in the program since 1995. ELAM alumnae make up 25 percent of the executive positions in academic medicine and dentistry that are held by women.
Learn more about ELAM here.
There is an internal selection process for ELAM. The internal selection process is managed by the Office for Faculty Development. Applications usually become available in the fall and are due in January. If you think you may want to apply for a future ELAM program, discuss your plans with your chair early and communicate your interest to our office. The information below pertains to the most recent ELAM selection process.
2014-2015 Program Application Details:
Institutions are limited in the number of applications they can submit, so there is an internal selection process first. If you would like to be considered, send a biosketch and letter of intent explaining your plans to apply to Ann Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday, November 27.
Participation in the program takes significant personal and institutional commitment, which must be demonstrated during the application process. Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss the program with their Chair, and to communicate with the Office for Faculty Development early about plans to apply. The Office can be reached at 684-4139, email@example.com.
What does the application entail?
Following the Duke internal selection process, the Duke applicant will submit an official ELAM application and letters of support. You can preview the ELAM application here. The completed application is due January 16, 2014. Letters of support are due January 30.
Who is eligible?
Women Faculty at the Associate Professor and Full Professor Level
What is the Selection Criteria?
A good candidate is one who:
Who pays for ELAM?
In the past, and dependant on the availability of funds, the Dean’s office has supported tuition for this program. Travel costs have generally been covered by the department or the faculty member's funds.
Contact Ann Brown, MD, MHS
Vice Dean for Faculty and an ELAM Alumna