EMerging Leaders Academy

Are you ready for the next level in leadership in the business of emergency medicine? 

Do you want to connect with others at a similar point in their career to grow and learn together?

Then EDPMA’s EMerging Leaders Academy may be for you!  

Up to 15 emerging leaders will meet virtually and in person six times a year to learn about the business of emergency medicine and fine tune their leadership skills to poise them for the next chapter of your career.  


Time and Financial Commitment 

Each class will meet every other month for a 90-minute session. To successfully graduate from the course, you must attend at least 75% of the virtual and in-person sessions (5 classes).  Attendance at Solutions Summit and in-person workshops highly recommended. 

Annual Tuition: $250 


Class of 2024 Schedule 

The Class of 2024 kicks off at Solutions Summit 2023 in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, April 18 – Leadership Sessions plus an EMerging Leaders Mixer
Tuesday, June 13 at 4:30 Eastern
Tuesday, August 8 at 4:30 Eastern
Tuesday, October 9 – at ACEP23 in Philadelphia and Optional Social with EDPMA leaders
EDPMA Lobby Day in Washington DC in November 2023 TBD (highly encouraged, but not required)
Tuesday, December 13 at 4:30 Eastern
Tuesday, February 21 at 4:30 Eastern (the second Tuesday in February is Valentine’s Day)

Class of 2024 Graduation – May 2-5 at the  Solutions Summit in Seattle 


Subject matter experts and leaders in emergency medicine will lead each session. The first 30 minutes will focus on leadership skills followed by core curriculum.

Session 1 (Solutions Summit 2023) – EDPMA 101
Session 2 (June) – ABCs and Acronyms
Session 3 (August) – Hot Topics
Session 4 (ACEP23 plus Virtual Option) – Billing and Coding
Session 5 (December) Federal Advocacy
Session 6 (February 2024) State Advocacy
Session 7 (Solutions Summit 2024) – Topic TBD and Graduation 


EMerging Leaders Academy Co-Directors 

Alden Cartwright – VantageHealth.ai 

Courtney Franco – Imagine Software 


Selection Process 

Applications close on December 16 followed by virtual interviews.  

The Class of 2024 will be notified in mid-January 2023.  

Each application must include a letter of interest that details your interest in the EMerging Leader Academy, how the program aligns with your career goals and what is your reason for applying for this program.  

All candidates must be employed by an EDPMA member organization.  

A letter of recommendation must also be included with your application.



What Are We Looking For?  

Written applications will be reviewed with these metrics in mind:


Specialty/Corporate Involvement
Professional Excellence – Are you someone who will be an emergency medicine/EDPMA leader?
EM Advocacy Qualification – What have you done to advance the field of emergency medicine (either in your company or the specialty) 

EDPMA Commitment – Do you attend EDPMA Committee meetings, conferences, workshops, and webinars?

Letter of Interest
After this program, how will you impact the specialty? EDPMA?
Quality of writing 

How does the EMerging Leader Academy fit with your career goals?
What is your vision?  


Letter of Recommendation
Do you have the full support of your company?
Why you?  


Do You Want to Be A EDPMA EMerging Leader?
Applications close on December 16, 2022, and the Class of 2024 will be notified in mid-January.


Contact Cathey Wise at cathey.wise@edpma.org.