Momentum Leaders in Medicine at UAB

About the Program

As Alabama’s largest public employer, UAB Medicine has far more women leaders than Momentum’s traditional executive program could accommodate annually. Momentum Leaders in Medicine at UAB is a collaboration between Momentum and UAB Medicine’s Leadership Development Office. The program runs in parallel to Momentum’s executive leadership program in Birmingham, leveraging the same curriculum, world-class leadership experts, and network. 

Women in health care face some unique challenges. Though 75% of the health care workforce is female, women represent just 44% of senior leadership and only 32% of the healthcare C-Suite, according to McKinsey & Company’s Women in Health Care report. In addition to the gender bias, pay disparities, and lack of advancement opportunities that affect most industries, women in health care generally have fewer opportunities to work remotely, feel pressure to prioritize work above all else, and suffer from burnout at higher rates.

Momentum’s process for advancing women leaders is truly transformative. By nurturing both personal and professional growth, honing business skills, and building lifelong relationships, participants become equipped, confident, and inspired to reach new goals.

More than 550 Alabama women have traveled the Momentum path of self-discovery, vision casting, action planning and community connection to become the best version of themselves. Now, senior leaders at UAB Medicine have access to the same Momentum path to find balance, increase fulfillment, and build relationships across a complex organization.


Participants are selected through UAB Medicine’s Leadership Development Office. For more information on the selection process, contact Dr. Jean Ann Larson, Chief Leadership Development Officer.


Attendance at the orientation, opening, and closing sessions is required for graduation. Full participation in the monthly sessions is expected; no more than one session may be missed.


Orientation (required attendance): September 6, 2023

Opening Session (required attendance): September 20, 2023

Monthly Sessions (attendance at 5 of 6 sessions required):

October 19, 2023
November 16, 2023
December – no session
January 18, 2024
February 15, 2024
March 21, 2024 – Momentum conference
April 18, 2024

Graduation (attendance required): May 7, 2024

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Application Period

April 1 – April 30, 2024

Program Year

2024 – 2025

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