Who Should apply

The ACLGIM LEAD program is specifically tailored for those who are at the junior to mid-career stage in their academic faculty roles and are ready to elevate their leadership capabilities. Ideal candidates are those who:

  • Are faculty members in the early or middle stages of their careers.
  • Wish to advance their leadership skills within the field of General Internal Medicine (GIM).
  • Commit to engaging in a comprehensive year-long development program.

SGIM continues its journey to becoming an anti-racist society committed to promoting and championing diversity, equity, and inclusion as a strategic priority. A diverse panel of reviewers will give all applicants equal consideration.

Program Highlights

Expert Guidance: Receive mentorship from established GIM leaders.

Focused Training: Participate in the ACLGIM Hess Management Training and Leadership Institute, plus the leadership-focused sessions at the SGIM national meeting.

Continued Learning: Engage in monthly independent assignments complemented by online discussions.

Personal Coaching: Benefit from regular, direct interactions with an experienced ACLGIM LEAD coach throughout the year.

Scholarship Funding Available

For applicants needing financial assistance, please submit a brief statement outlining the lack of available funding to cover program costs. Include a general estimate of the support required for your participation, up to a maximum of $2,000. For further information and conditions, refer to the additional details provided in the application.

Important Dates

September 15, 2023
Online application opens

November 20, 2023
Deadline for application

January 19, 2024
Notification of acceptance

February 29, 2024
Program Fee due

Program Fees

LEAD Certificate fee
$1,100 SGIM & ACLGIM Members

SGIM Membership fees

SGIM Annual Meeting fee
$850 SGIM Full Member

ACLGIM Hess Registration fee
$560 SGIM Full Member
$500 ACLGIM Full Member

Total Registration Fees

I've had an amazing experience with the LEAD program this year as a whole but have found the mentorship piece especially meaningful. While I value my internal mentors, there was something really powerful about having the perspective of a mentor from an outside institution alongside the longitudinal LEAD curriculum.

-Jennifer Michener, MD, LEAD Graduate

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LEAD Leadership

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Abby Spencer, MD

Lead Faculty
Professor and Vice Chair Of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis
Professor and Vice Chair Of Medicine
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Elisha L. Brownfield, MD

Lead Faculty
Medical University of South Carolina
Vice Chair for Strategic Leadership Development
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Michele Fang, MD

Lead Faculty
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Medicine
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Rita Lee, MD

LEAD Program Director & Editor, Leadership Forum
University of Colorado
Professor of General Internal Medicine
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