The Dean’s office provides a number of internal faculty leadership development opportunities and supports faculty participation in local, regional and national programs, such as The Darden School of Business’s Executive Program, the Harvard Macy Institute’s Program for Educators in Health Professions, and the AAMC programs for the professional development of early- and mid-career faculty. Another opportunity supported by the Office of the Dean is the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women, a year-long, part-time fellowship for women faculty in schools of medicine, dentistry, and public health. I congratulate Drs. Linda Duska and Susan Pollart on being accepted into the 2016-2017 ELAM Class.
The 2016 ELAM class has 54 fellows, and University of Virginia School of Medicine has two of those spots — this is extraordinary. Please extend your congratulations to Linda and Sue when you next see them.
Academic health centers must change in response to today’s societal, technological, and market forces, and ELAM fellows — like Linda and Sue — will play a leadership role in guiding this process. Through this program, they will develop the skills required to lead and manage in today’s complex healthcare environment, with special attention to the unique challenges facing women in leadership positions.
Once again, congratulations to Drs. Duska and Pollart, and I thank their chairs for nominating them.
David Wilkes, MD
Dean, UVA School of Medicine
James Carroll Flippin Professor of Medical Science
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