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ELAM - Celebrating 25 Years - postponed until 2021 - Learn More!

 

Yolangel Hernandez Suarez, MD
Yolangel Hernandez Suarez, MD

"I am committed to giving back to ELAM, because I believe ELAM represents the best of midlife learning: relevant, provided in a safe haven, grounded in modern concepts of adult learning and – most importantly – committed to connecting you to a lifelong circle of supportive peers."
Yolangel Hernandez Suarez, MD - Read Yolangel's Story

"The ELAM network is a fantastic resource for all professional and leadership dilemmas. Some examples are job search, hiring processes, preparation for an interview, negotiations for new positions, trouble shooting of existing institutional conflicts, and strategic planning. Most importantly, there is the invaluable human resource of our learning communities where no problem goes unresolved."
Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD

"The ELAM/ELUM community has become a major force in my life. One of the greatest gifts of the program is this network of phenomenal, accessible, and engaged women! The Pleiades (my Learning Community) are a source of wisdom, advice, and friendship. Similarly, the ELUMs at the University of Utah are a tight knit group."
Harriet Hopf, MD

About ELAM

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. 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.

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D. Walter Cohen, DDS, chancellor emeritus of Drexel University College of Medicine and a co-founder of ELAM, passed away on June 29, 2018. Learn more about Dr. Cohen.

ELAM News

Nancy Spector, MD, received the AAMC's Group on Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Award for an Individual (September 2020).


Nancy Spector, MD, is a co-author of "Collateral Damage: How COVID-19 Is Adversely Impacting Women Physicians" and "Leadership & Professional Development: Dis-Missed: Cultural and Gender Barriers to Graceful Self-Promotion" in the Journal of Hospital Medicine (August 2020).


Rehma Jagsi and Nancy Spector co-authored "Leading by Design: Lessons for the Future From 25 Years of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women," published in Academic Medicine (July 2020).


ELAM is pleased to announce the selection of its 2020-2021 class of fellows (May 2020).

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We've launched a podcast series, Stepping Stones of Women in Leadership.

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Attend our virtual open house on October 26 at 8 p.m. EDT to learn more about applying to ELAM.

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The ELAM Program
Drexel University College of Medicine
2900 W. Queen Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19129
215.991.8240
215.991.8171 (Fax)
elamprogram@drexel.edu
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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.