Teaching, Leadership, Advocacy and Administrative Skills for Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Public Health Agency Practicum: You will work with key stakeholders at the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) to identify and carry out a project related to maternal health outcomes.  In this practicum, you will learn about program planning, public health interventions designed for solving disparities in maternal health, engagement of community organizations, program evaluation and operations/budgeting. Example projects include participating in task forces or committees, assisting in report production and presentations, grant preparation, focus groups and community work, and shadowing key staff for exposure to BPHC operations. This 320 hour practicum can be carried out over one 3-month block or longitudinally overspread through the 2 year fellowship.

Future Preventive medicine physicians must not only possess research skills but also be effective teachers and leaders. The following didactic will help you achieve this skills:

Pedagogy of teaching series: You will develop working knowledge of core principles of adult learning theory, curriculum development, evaluation, and learner feedback.

Interprofessional Leadership in Healthcare Program: This five-month longitudinal program will equip you with the knowledge and skills to effectively lead interprofessional teams. You will participate in weekly live, online classrooms and engage with self-paced online learning modules featuring interactive exercises, videos, and journals.

Community Engagement in Research Series: You will participate in the he BU CTSI Community Engagement Program (CE Program) which includes seminars, workshops, courses and networking with CE and community leaders. The CE Program seeks to: develop new and sustain existing community-academic partnerships; expand community-engaged research capacity for organizations, neighborhoods, and systems and the people who live, work, and play within these contexts to advance health equity; and disseminate best practices for community-engaged research approaches.