Emergency BU Alert Boston University's Charles River and Medical Center Campuses will be closing today, Monday, January 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM and will be closed all day Tuesday, January 27, 2015. All normal academic and administrative activities (e.g. classes, seminars and meetings) that are scheduled to take place after 5:00 PM on Monday are cancelled. When classes resume, they will resume on the regular class schedule. Whether or how classes are to be made up is at the discretion of the faculty member. For detailed information about the Boston University Medical campus, please go to http://www.bu.edu/ehs/comm Please note: Employees in essential services must report as scheduled. Essential services include, but are not limited to, University Police, Public Safety, Emergency Patient Treatment, Facilities Management and Planning, Environmental Health & Safety, University Dining Services, Mail Services, Student Health Services and the University Switchboard. For the very latest information, please go to http://www.bu.edu/today

Administration/Public Health

Management Curriculum

It is imperative in health care today that academic clinicians have a solid understanding of administrative and management issues. Whether one chooses a career in education or research, acquiring necessary management and leadership skills will allow you to organize yourself, successfully administer education and research programs, run an office, or manage a business. For this reason, fellows participate in a series of management and leadership seminars sponsored by the Section of Geriatric Medicine.

In addition to attending various lectures throughout the year on such topics as time management, running a meeting, and “personality types”, fellows participate in an intense, semester-long management and leadership course. The first thirteen sessions are a combination of didactic and interactive formats on key management issues such as:

  • Basic management principles
  • Accounting
  • How organizations function
  • Human resource management (e.g., identifying, recruiting and hiring personnel)
  • Planning
  • Marketing strategies

Fellows have found this course extremely helpful, regardless of their career path. The skills learned are applicable to all professionals who have leadership roles in their job or organization. Some fellows even decide to take additional management courses in the School of Public Health. This is an option through the Fellowship’s masters program.