Clinician Educator Leadership Program

The BUMG Clinician Educator Leadership Program (CELP) is a structured, longitudinal career development program for faculty at the assistant or associate professor rank at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine (CAMed). The purpose of CELP is to develop a cadre of clinician educators who are able to independently develop and disseminate rigorous educational scholarship, and who have the skills and interest in becoming mentors to others in the areas of education evaluation and scholarship. 7.5% FTE clinical effort forgiveness provided for faculty.

2024-25 Applications are now closed.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Participants will be able to identify and independently produce a variety of forms of health education scholarship (based on Boyer’s model of scholarship inclusive of discovery, integration, application, and education: Glassick CE. Boyer’s expanded definitions of scholarship, the standards for assessing scholarship, and the elusiveness of the scholarship of teaching. Acad Med. 2000;75:877-80. PMID 10995607.)
  • Participants will have robust protocols for conducting literature searches, developing curricula, including identifying and implementing key theoretical models, and ensuring that all educational practices are congruent with current adult learning theory.
  • Participants will be equipped to independently develop and submit health professions education scholarship for publication (e.g., MedEdPORTAL, academic journals) and to mentor others on this process.

Target Participants:
  • 4-6 BU Medical Group Clinician Educators (CEs)
  • Assistant Professor (>1 year) and Associate Professors
  • At Chobanian & Avedisian SOM for ≥2 years
  • CEs who have:
    • Implemented a program or curriculum
    • Have published at least one medical education paper (including MedEd Portal)
    • Would benefit from rigorous accountability and support to evaluate and publish their program/curriculum
  • Must apply with readiness to implement education intervention 
  • Meet with Program Facilitator, 4X throughout the year
  • Meet with Project Mentor 1x a month throughout the year
  • 0.075 FTE clinical effort forgiveness provided
  • CELP runs 10 sessions from September to June, Thursdays from 8 am-10 am
FY25 Dates:
  • September 12th, 2024 (orientation)
  • October 10th, 2024
  • November 7th, 2024
  • December 5th, 2024
  • January 9th, 2025
  • February 6th, 2025
  • March 13th, 2025
  • April 3rd, 2025
  • May 1st, 2025
  • June 5th, 2025 (presentation of projects)
Program Components:

The components of the program include:

  • Experiential seminars. Senior faculty members and leaders from BUMC and beyond engage with participants around key determinants for effective leadership and educational scholarship, with a special focus on topics identified as areas of particular interest to CEs.
  • Peer Review.  Part of the sessions will include peer review and accountability for progress on program evaluation and manuscript drafts
  • Final Project Goal. Participants commit to completing a project that will advance their professional careers during the course of the academic year
  • Project Mentoring: Participants will receive project mentoring from faculty outside of their departments on their project. Each participant will interview 2-3 senior leader to identify fit and commit to meeting with once a month.

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