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Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® Alumnae Stories of Success

Each ELAM class has had a unique impact on our program, and each individual has applied what she has learned in different ways. Here, you can read about how the ELAM program contributed to the careers of ELAM alumnae from previous classes and what motivated them to give back.

Thank you to everyone who supported the ELAM program in the last year.

Yun Saksena, DMD, MMSc

Yun Saksena, DMD, MMSc, '16

"I believe in ELAM's mission of increasing the representation of women in leadership roles in academic health institutions, which is still very much needed. I have personally gained immensely from my ELAM experience and treasure the community."

Read Yun's Story

Yolangel Hernandez Suarez, MD

Yolangel Hernandez Suarez, MD, '13

"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."

Read Yolangel's Story

Meenakshi Singh, MD, '12

Meenakshi Singh, MD, '12

"ELAM is a unique organization that empowers women leaders in medicine, provides them the tools to be effective and to sustain them. It is but natural for me as an ELUM to give to ELAM. May its reach and effectiveness grow!"

Read Meenakshi's Story

Fonda G. Robinson, MD, 11

Fonda G. Robinson, DMD, '11

"As a result of the valuable learning experience and the success the program has brought me professionally and personally, I believe it is an honor to financially support the efforts of ELAM so that others may achieve their maximum potential."

Read Fonda's Story

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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.