Emerging Leader Development Program (eLEAD)

Status: Applications open November 30

Deadline: January 20, 2024

The Association of Academic Chairs in Emergency Medicine (AACEM) and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) are proud to offer the Emerging Leader Development Program (eLEAD). This year-long course provides emerging leaders in academic emergency medicine with a structured, longitudinal experience designed to develop foundational leadership skills, cultivate a meaningful career network, and build a bridge to countless opportunities in their field.   

The ideal candidate for this course is an emergency medicine faculty member at least five years post residency completion with experience from an existing or past mid-level leadership position, such as Assistant/Associate/new Medical Director, Assistant/Associate/new Program Director, or an institutional/regional/national service leadership position.

The year-long course will begin at the SAEM Annual Meeting, which takes place May 14-17, 2024 in Phoenix, AZ. Monthly didactic sessions and interactive discussions will follow, and the course's final session will be celebrated at SAEM25.

Course Fee: $1,450

The course fee includes tuition and meals for in-person workshops. Travel costs and accommodations are the responsibility of the participants.

Course Schedule

November 30, 2023

Applications open 

January 30, 2024

Applications deadline 

March 1, 2024

Notifications sent to applicants 

May 16, 2024

Kickoff meeting at SAEM23 in Phoenix, AZ

June, 2024 - April, 2025

Monthly online lectures and discussion 

May 14, 2025

Course capstone at SAEM25 in Philadelphia, PA



Faculty is comprised of experienced leaders in academic emergency medicine, including but not limited to:

  • Jane H. Brice, MD, Course Director
  • Stephen J. Wolf, MD, Course Director
  • Harrison Alter, MD, MS
  • Kelly Bookman, MD
  • Deborah Diercks, MD, MSc
  • Ian B. K. Martin, MD, MBA
  • Amal Mattu, MD
  • Nicole McCoin, MD
  • Maria Moreira, MD
  • Steven T. Petrovic, MBA
  • Susan B. Promes, MD
  • Ali Raja, MD, MBA
  • Rawle A. Seupaul. MD
  • Teresa Y. Smith, MD, MSEd