2021 / 2022 ACG Early Career Leadership Program Participants
ACG Institute Center for Leadership, Ethics & Equity Early Career Leadership Program—Elevating Great Doctors into Great Leaders
The Early Career Leadership Program (ECLP) is a signature program of the ACG Institute’s Center for Leadership, Ethics & Equity. ECLP (formerly the Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program) empowers young gastroenterologists to grow leadership and advocacy abilities to advance the future of GI. The goal of the program is to provide early career physicians with a comprehensive skill set that will serve as a foundation for the development of leadership and physician advocacy skills, with a focus on building aptitude in executive decision-making, critical thinking, and understanding organizational behavior. By bringing motivated early career physicians together for interactive discussions and a day of advocacy meetings on Capitol Hill, we hope to encourage the development of the next generation of leaders in gastroenterology.
Planned Fly-in activities:
- Arrive in Washington, D.C. to participate in full day of policy advocacy on Capitol Hill (late March or April 2023 – exact dates to be confirmed soon)
- Participate in ACG Governors’ meeting.
Applicants will need to submit their curriculum vitae, complete the online application and provide a letter of recommendation. There is no registration fee for the program – it is by invitation only. **Application Portal Is Now Closed**
Eligibility & Evaluation Criteria:
To choose the participants, the Institute will assess the degree to which an applicant meets the eligibility criteria of the Early Career Leadership Program. Applicants who are ACG members in good standing, are currently practicing within the United States, and are 1 – 5 years out of fellowship (completed a fellowship program between 2017 and 2021) will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Strong statements of background experience and skills development that demonstrate a strong interest in Leadership training and Public Policy
- A strong letter of nomination from a person (active ACG member preferred) who has direct knowledge of the applicant’s qualifications and leadership potential and who meets one or more of the following criteria:
- GI Program Director, Chief of GI, Division Director, or equivalent position
- Senior partner, equity partner, or owner in a private practice setting
- ACG Governor
- Is a fellow of ACG – FACG, MACG
- Commitment of the applicant to travel to Washington, DC and attend the Governors’ Fly-in late March or April 2023 (travel coordinated by ACG)
The ACG Institute seeks a diverse applicant pool from which to select a diverse cohort of participants with respect to several factors that include practice type, race and ethnicity, gender identity, and geographic location.