Emerging Leader Development Program (eLEAD)

Status: Now Accepting Applications to the 2024-2025 eLEAD Class

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 20, 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


SAEM Educational Course Tuition Payment & Cancellation Policy

Tuition is due thirty days after acceptance to an SAEM course, and must be paid in full before the first session in order to participate. If extenuating circumstances prevent payment on time or the registrant's ability to participate in the course, the registrant should contact SAEM for alternative arrangements.

If the participant withdraws from the course at least thirty days prior to the first session, 100% tuition will be reimbursed. If the participant withdraws less than thirty days prior to the start of the course, tuition will be 50% reimbursed. Tuition will not be reimbursed at any time after the first session has begun.




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