Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women

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Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women (ELAM)

Application for the 2019 – 2020 fellowship year will open in September, 2018.

Harvard Medical School (including its affiliated health care institutions) is invited to nominate up to two candidates for the 2019 - 2020 Hedwig van Amerigen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women (ELAM), a faculty development program for women leaders in academic medicine.  ELAM offers an intensive one-year program of leadership training with extensive coaching, networking and mentoring opportunities aimed at expanding the national pool of qualified women candidates for leadership in academic medicine, dentistry and public health.

Eligible candidates must:

  • Hold the rank of associate or full professor and have had administrative experience in personnel and budget management.
  • Have a clear desire for attaining a leadership position.
  • Embrace strategic risk-taking in their career path.
  • Possess growth opportunities, either formal or informal, within their institution

A strong candidate application presents evidence for leadership potential:

  • Description of leadership experiences that have included strategic risk-taking.
  • A track record of formal and informal professional development, including mentoring and program participation outside her specialty field.
  • Rationale for seeking leadership roles and a realistic assessment of likely internal and external leadership opportunities over the five years following the fellowship program.

If selected, recipients will participate in a one year curriculum focused on strategic finance, organizational dynamics and personal leadership effectiveness.  The candidate and/or her institution are responsible for the program fee of $13,600, plus travel and lodging for the program sessions.  More information on ELAM can be found at www.drexelmed.edu/elam.

Questions? Contact Clare Lamont in the Office of Academic and Clinical Affairs at Clare_Lamont@hms.harvard.edu or 617-432-7463

Required materials:

  1. Nomination letter from direct supervisor (limit 2 pages)
  2. Candidate’s CV
  3. Please answer the following questions:
  • What are your specific 5-year career goals? Be as concrete as possible.
  • How will participating in this program help you achieve these goals?
  • Please supply the name of the Dean/CEO who will advise you in your leadership role.