Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program Application

The application for the 2022 scholarship has closed. Please complete the form below to receive information about the 2023 program.

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Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program

ACHE is committed to promoting and preparing the most highly diverse and qualified healthcare management leaders—and we’re meeting that goal one outstanding Dolan Scholar at a time!


See what this 2021 Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program Scholar had to say about her experience.

“I would describe [the Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program] as a program that offers an opportunity for self-reflection and growth, but you have to be willing to be vulnerable and use the sessions to listen and share. I would add that, if you have a leadership goal—thanks to the personality, leadership and 360 assessments; mentor pairing; and inclusion in the Executive Program—there is a great chance that your goal will be met or even exceeded. ACHE leaders, guest speakers, executive coaches, mentors and the EDP cohorts help create a vision and the steps it will take to succeed.”

- Debbie DeMeo, COO, , Kindred Healthcare, Houston

About the Program: Advancing Diverse Executives

Research suggests that improved diversity and inclusion in healthcare leadership results in more equitable healthcare outcomes from all communities. Since 2014, the Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program has offered specialized leadership development for diverse leaders. EDP is designed for leaders in senior executive roles or those in C-suite positions who aspire to higher level or larger responsibility roles.

Innovative Format & Curriculum

The Dolan Executive Diversity Program offers exclusive access to convenient learning and networking options, including interactive in-person education offerings, live webinars and collaborations with their cohort peers.  Dolan Scholars are empowered through a structured curriculum and activities that:

  • Cultivates strong leadership presence.
  • Sharpens expertise in diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Builds critical leadership skills across the 10 healthcare management knowledge areas.
  • Expands capacity to navigate career opportunities and challenges.

Program Features

The Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program is a six month program and includes these key features:

  • Formal leadership education offering the opportunity to earn over 50 ACHE Face-to-Face Education and continuing medical education credits for physicians, nurses and physician assistants.
  • Senior-level career assessments.
  • Specialized learning experiences to delve into diversity, equity and inclusion in executive settings.
  • Full tuition an expectation to participate in ACHE’s Senior Executive or Physician Executive Program.
  • Specially selected mentors for one-on-one interactions.
  • Innovative, interactive in-person and virtual learning and networking throughout the program.

2022 Program Schedule


Program application opens in early March 8 


Program application closes May 5 at 11:59 p.m. Central time 


Scholarship recipients are notified by June 20

June 28Learning Management System Orientation (virtual)

June 29–Program Orientation (virtual)


Kickoff Meeting at Executive Program (in-person)

Senior Executive/Physician Executive Program- Session 1 (in-person)


August 30– Healthcare Ethics Session (virtual joint session with CAP scholars)


Mid-Program Meeting at Executive Program (in-person)

Senior Executive/Physician Executive Program- Session 2 (in-person)


November 1– Chief Diversity Officer Panel Discussion (virtual)

Program Meeting at Executive Program (in-person)

Senior Executive/Physician Executive Program- Session 3 (in-person)


Closing Session with Mentors  (virtual)

If you are interested in learning more about the Executive Diversity Program, please fill out our contact form.