Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Attendees from KUMC

The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) Program for Women, established in 1995, 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. The ELAM Program has been specially developed for senior women faculty at the associate or full professor level who demonstrate the greatest potential for assuming executive leadership positions at academic health centers within the next five years. 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. 

Women from the University of Kansas School of Medicine have attended the ELAM training since 1999. Attendees have been sponsored to attend by the School of Medicine Dean's office. Acceptance into ELAM is determined through an annual competitive selection process, in which approximately 54 candidates are chosen each year. If you are interested in attending, please contact the Executive Dean's office.

Learn more about ELAM at http://www.drexelmed.edu/Home/OtherPrograms/ExecutiveLeadershipinAcademicMedicine.aspx

Past KUMC Attendees

  • Kathleen Weatherstone. MD (ELAM 1999-2000)
  • Patricia Thomas MD (ELAM 2000-2001)
  • Belinda Vail MD, MS (ELAM 2002-2003)
  • Mary Faith Marshall, MD (ELAM 2003-2004)
  • Amy O’Brien-Ladner MD (ELAM 2004-2005)
  • Heidi Chumley MD (ELAM 2009-2010)

KUMC women who have served as faculty with ELAM include:

  • Patricia Thomas, MD
  • Barbara Atkinson, MD (she also served as a member of ELAM's National Advisory Committee)

The ELAM Program
Drexel University College of Medicine
2900 West Queen Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19129
E-Mail: ELAM@drexelmed.edu
ELAM Main Phone: 215-991-8240
ELAM Fax: 215-991-8171

Last modified: Feb 12, 2013
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