Travel Awards

WiHMS aims to develop women leaders through learning experiences, mentoring and training that ensures that they earn equal opportunities. WiHMS has provided scholarships and awards for faculty to attend the local UHealth Leadership Seminars. In addition, we support travel awards to faculty members at the AAMC Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminars and one ELAM attendee each year. 

For more information about eligibility and the scholarships and travel awards, please follow the links below or email us at healthequity@hsc.utah.edu 

 

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Leadership Development Opportunities

Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

  • This popular and highly interactive seminar provides women at the assistant professor or instructor level with the knowledge and skills required to navigate the academic medicine enterprise as well as continue on the path to leadership.

    This three and a half-day seminar is designed for women physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments at the instructor or assistant professor level, and in the early stages of leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution. The seminar will present participants with a foundation for modeling leadership behavior and assist in creating individual leadership goals. Participants will gain insights into the realities of building a career in academic medicine and science. There will also be a focus on expanding your network of colleagues with the facilitation of peer discussion, small-group career advancement toolbox sessions, and various networking activities. Additionally, there will be an emphasis on establishing wellness practices and applying new skills to practice as participants return to their institution. Attendees will develop academic medicine and science career building skills such as communication, conflict management, and financial acumen, and employ strategic thinking about their career and leadership development.

    Seminar faculty from schools throughout the United States and Canada have been chosen for their specialized knowledge in particular areas and demonstrated leadership capabilities. They offer valuable information, inspiring stories, and practical advice to support career advancement.

  • Program Objectives: 
    At the completion of the seminar, participants will be able to:

    • Integrate new leadership competencies and skills 
    • Gain insights into overcoming challenges of building a career in academic medicine and science
    • Expand their network of colleagues
    • Identify skill areas in need of further development

  • Who Should Attend? The Early Career Seminar for Women Faculty is designed for women at the instructor or assistant professor level, with at least 1-2 years in academic medicine, but generally less than six years.
  • Upcoming Seminar
    • July 27-30, 2019
      Ritz-Carlton St. Louis
      St. Louis, Missouri
  • Internal Travel Award Process and FAQs
  • The travel award application has closed for the July 2019 session. Please check Summer 2019 for information.

 

Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar

  • The three-day Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar brings together junior faculty from across the United States and provides participants with real-world guidance and tools for pursuing career advancement in academic medicine, developing key professional competencies, building skills in grant writing and communications, and expanding their network of colleagues and role models.
  • Learning Objectives: 
    At the completion of the seminar, participants will be able to:
    • Identify professional development goals and design a career path, and the tools on how to get there
    • Understand the realities of advancement in academic medicine through the exploration of the requirements for appointment, promotion, and tenure, and how to plan your own progress through the system
    • Develop key professional competencies in academic and organizational leadership
    • Build skills in grant writing and communications
    • Expand your network of colleagues and role models
  • Who Should Attend? Junior faculty (senior clinical and research fellows, instructors, and assistant professors) and post docs (MD, DO/PhD and PhD) who aspire to leadership positions in academic medicine.
  • Upcoming Seminar
    • June 27-30, 2019
      Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
      Atlanta, Georgia
  • The travel award application has closed for the June 2019 session. Please check January 2020 for information.

 

Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar

  • The Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar (Mid-Career MinFac) will address the specific needs of mid-career faculty from a culturally responsive approach while offering skill building and strategies for pursuing career advancement in academic medicine. This professional development seminar provides networking opportunities, small group executive coaching sessions, CV review for career development planning, as well as observational learning opportunities where participants will be matched with a senior faculty member outside of their institution.

    This Seminar will be delivered through a blended learning model that consists of: virtual learning sessions/webinars; a “brick and mortar” two and a half-day in-person meeting; post-seminar activities (optional observational learning opportunities).

  • Learning Objectives: 
    At the completion of the sessions, you will be able to:
    • Assess professional development goals and identify strategies and tools for promotion and tenure
    • Develop key professional competencies in academic leadership
    • Enhance leadership skills in the areas of communication, team building, change management and work/life balance
    • Expand your network of colleagues and sponsors
  • Upcoming Seminar
    • October 10-12, 2019
      AAMC Learning Center
      Washington, D.C.
  • The application process for the 2019 Mid-Career Minority Faculty Leadership Seminar Travel Award will open Spring 2019.

 
Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar
  • This leadership development seminar focuses on women physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments at the associate professor level, and holding leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution. The seminar's three and a half day curriculum is designed to provide mid-career faculty with the knowledge and skills required to continue advancing to leadership roles in academic medicine. This intensive and highly interactive seminar emphasizes the skills needed to advance to senior roles within academic medicine and provides time for participants to strategically reinvigorate and realign their career with their goals. The seminar covers leadership topics relevant to mid-career women faculty, such as: communication, overcoming challenges in the changing landscape of academic medicine, negotiation, wellness, politics, etc. all of which are central to being a leader at your academic health center. The personalized curriculum and interactivity of this seminar will help you and your peers discover pathways to leadership and brainstorm ways to advance women in academic medicine and science.

    Attendees will develop academic medicine and science career building skills and employ strategic thinking about their career and leadership development.

  • Program Objectives:
    At the completion of the seminar, participants will be able to:
    • Visualize potential paths to leadership, and develop career plans to advance toward that vision.
    • Identify networks of mentors and colleagues in academic medicine and science.
    • Acquire tools and skills necessary for leading teams toward improved organizational and individual performance.
  • Who Should Attend? The Mid-Career Seminar for Women is designed for women physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments at the associate professor level, with between 8-15 years experience in academic medicine or science.
  • Upcoming Seminar: 
    December 7-10, 2019
    Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
    New Orleans, LA
  • The application process for the Seminar travel award will begin in August 2019. 
 

ELAM


Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM)

  • Established in 1995, the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) program offers an intensive one-year fellowship of leadership training with extensive coaching, networking and mentoring opportunities aimed at expanding the national pool of qualified women candidates for leadership in academic medicine, dentistry, public health and pharmacy.

    The ELAM program has been specially developed for senior women faculty at the associate or full professor level who demonstrate the greatest potential for assuming executive leadership positions at academic health centers within the next five years. While attaining higher levels within the AHC executive ranks is the program's primary focus, ELAM encourages its graduates to pursue the full diversity of roles that offer opportunities for leadership within their organizations.

    Acceptance into ELAM is determined through an annual competitive selection process, in which approximately 54 candidates are chosen each year. For more information on ELAM and the application process, check out the FAQs.
  • Application Requirements:
    • Applicants must have held the rank of associate professor in an academic institution for at least two years, and have had administrative experience in personnel and budget management.
    • Applicants must be nominated by the dean of their institution, or the chief executive officer of their academic health center. If the nomination comes from the CEO, please provide a secondary nomination from the school of primary academic appointment. We strongly suggest that each applicant discuss her application and ideas or plans for an Institutional Action Project with her nominator before applying. Each school is limited to two applicants.
    • Applicants must have TWO (2) recommendations. One must come from a direct supervisor, and the other from a senior colleague (preferably from outside her home department). A nominator cannot also be a recommender. If the applicant's direct supervisor is her nominating dean/CEO, then the applicant's recommendations must come from two other individuals, one of whom, preferably, is senior to the applicant.
    • Applicants initiate the process of inviting nominators and recommenders to submit their materials as part of the online application. The system will generate an email invitation that will contain a unique link for nominators and recommenders to access the system. We encourage applicants to enter the system early in order to start an application and to invite nominators and recommenders. Applicants can save and exit the application after the invitation screen and return to complete it at a later time.
    • Note that those who are re-applying to ELAM must add a cover letter to the required CV with an update of accomplishments since the last application.
    • Nominations and recommendations are constructed as short essays to describe the candidate's qualifications and institutional support for the candidate’s leadership development and engagement in organizational innovation. Essays may be initiated in the online system as soon as the invitation is received. All applications, including attachments for a current CV and published work, must be submitted online by the recommended application deadline. ELAM will send electronic notification when the application is complete.
    • Applications, nominations and recommendations are no longer being accepted for the 2019-20 ELAM fellowship year.

      A strong candidate application presents evidence for leadership potential. This includes:

      • Description of leadership experiences that have included strategic risk-taking.
      • A track record of formal and informal professional development, including mentoring and program participation outside her specialty field.
      • Rationale for seeking leadership roles and a realistic assessment of likely internal and external leadership opportunities over the five years following the fellowship program.
      • An idea or plan for an Institutional Action Project that expands leadership skills and institutional visibility.
    • Frequently Asked Questions



University of Utah ELAM Alumnae
1998-1999 Catherine DeVries
1999-2000 Kathleen Digre
2000-2001 Cheryl Coffin
Victoria Judd
2001-2002 Elizabeth Allen
2002-2003 Barbara Graves
2004-2005 Mary Murray
2005-2006 Mary Beckerle
2006-2007 Joyce Mitchell
2007-2008 Carrie Byington
Ana Maria Lopez
2008-2009 Harriet Hopf
2009-2010 Monica Vetter
2012-2013 Evelyn Gopez
2013-2014 Leigh Neumeyer
2014-2015 Wendy Chapman
Wendy Hobson-Rohrer
2018-2019 Rachel Hess

Yoshimi Anzai, MD, MPH

Leslie R. Halpern, DDS, MD, PhD, FACS

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