Improvement Leadership Academy

  • The 2022 application cycle has closed. To be placed on an interest list for 2023, please e-mail


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.


Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates the live activity 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.

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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.