Improvement Leadership Academy 

The 2023 application cycle is now open: complete the application here. The deadline to apply is 12/16/22.


This course is designed to guide you through an improvement project you originate and provide you with the skills, tools and agency to become an improvement champion in your local work area. The course will blend instruction on improvement techniques with interactive working sessions in which you can apply what you learn and get feedback from experienced improvement leaders and colleagues to drive your improvement project forward.

Target Audience

Non-clinical and clinical mid-level managers at Boston Medical Center.


Continuing Medical Education Credit (CME)
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program includes 18 hours which meet the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

Nursing Professional Development Contact Hours (ANCC)
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Contact Hours: 18

Planning Committee

  • CME Course Director: David Yuh, MD
  • CNE Course Advisor: Deborah Whalen, MSN, MBA, ANP
  • Lead Nurse Planner: Carmela Townsend, DNP, MS/MBA, RN

No planning committee member has any relevant financial relationships to disclose. Faculty members do not plan on discussing unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.

Disclosure Policy

Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) activities to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. This information is disclosed to CME activity participants prior to the start of the educational activity. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to resolve all conflicts of interest. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed.