Drexel University College of Medicine is committed to pioneering programs for women in medicine and science, to advance not only services and access to women's health care, but to support women physicians as leaders in research, the delivery of care and teaching. For students, our efforts are directed toward long- and short-term change, resulting in future physicians that view women's health as a fundamental part of medical care that is more than reproductive health. Our supportive environment and caring faculty role models are the underpinning to our innovative and successful women's health education curriculum.
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, public health and pharmacy. ELAM's program develops the professional and personal skills required to lead in today's complex health care environment, with special attention to the unique challenges facing women. More than 1,000 ELAM alumnae hold leadership positions in institutions around the world.
The Executive Leadership in Health Care program is a year-long, part-time fellowship intended for women in mid-career to senior-level leadership positions in U.S. and Canadian health systems who have administrative experience in personnel and budget matters, express a clear desire to attain an executive leadership position, embrace strategic career planning in their leadership development, and have an expressed commitment from their institution — through protected time, funding and sponsorship — to support their formal or informal advancement and opportunities for increased responsibility in the immediate to five-year range.
ELATE at Drexel® is a leadership development program for senior women faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and related disciplines.
Women's Health Education Program
The Women's Health Education Program (WHEP) is committed to integrating women's health issues into every aspect of our curriculum. Women's health includes topics related to public health, community outreach, health education, patient care and many others. WHEP has ongoing activities throughout the year that highlight these issues. We strive to bring focus to health concerns and education for female patients and medical professionals, as well as the medical community at large.