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Application to the 2017–2018 ELAM Fellowship year is now closed.

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The Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM®) program is a year-long part-time fellowship for women faculty in schools of medicine, dentistry and public health. The program is dedicated to developing the professional and personal skills required to lead and manage in today's complex health care environment, with special attention to the unique challenges facing women in leadership positions. More than 1,000 ELAM alumnae hold leadership positions in institutions around the world.

"How do you measure the inner strength that nudges you forward when the call comes to toss your hat in the ring or the true recognition that what you bring to the table is of great value? Listening, speaking up, and speaking out are the results of a conscious appreciation of one's own value, skills and knowledge … and these are the results of ELAM."
Anne Simpson, '13

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ELAM is a core program of the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa. The Institute continues the legacy of advancing women in medicine that began in 1850 with the founding of the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, the nation's first women's medical school and a predecessor of today's Drexel University College of Medicine.