Highland doctor accepted as fellow in ELAM program

Physician Colleen T. Fogarty, the William Rocktaschel Professor and chairwoman of the University of Rochester Medical Center’s department of family medicine, has been accepted as a fellow in the 2020-2021, Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program for women.

Established in 1995, the ELAM program, which is hosted by Drexel University College of Medicine, 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.

Acceptance into ELAM is determined through an annual competitive selection process, in which approximately 60 candidates are chosen each year. “I am truly honored to be part of this distinguished program,” said Fogarty, who has served as associate chairwoman of clinical practice and interprofessional education, medical director at Highland Family Medicine, and during her tenure on University of Rochester faculty has also served as assistant residency director and as director of the faculty development fellowship.