Department of Medicine Administration Development & Education (M.A.D.E)
Are you a current Department of Medicine staff member who is interested in learning new skills and/or exploring a different field of interest?
If so, the Department of Medicine Administration Development & Education (M.A.D.E.) program is for you! M.A.D.E. is a professional development opportunity open to all Department of Medicine non-academic staff, who are in regular, benefit-eligible positions. Participants must have completed six months of service as DoM staff by July 1, 2023. We offer two programs, one for Research Administration and another for Finance, Analytics & Revenue Cycle. Participants will learn broadly applicable skills required for roles in these disciplines and experience what a day in the life of someone in that field looks like. Participants will be partnered with a mentor in their field of interest and have the opportunity to apply skills they learn through real-life exercises and projects.
Do you want the opportunity to advance in your career? Are you eager to take on new and exciting projects in your current section but lack the skills or certifications to do so? Level-up with M.A.D.E.!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is M.A.D.E?
Two unique 4-6 month hands-on professional development training programs with opportunities to practice the skills you learn within the department. The program will consist of a mix of in-person and virtual trainings, mentor meetings and activities/projects.
Who can participate in M.A.D.E?
The programs are intended for DoM non-academic staff, who are in regular, benefit-eligible positions and interested in learning new skills or exploring a new field. Participants must have been in their current role for at least 6 months as of July 1, 2023 to be eligible for this year’s program.
What do I need in order to apply?
You will need to complete an application form (below) and include the following attachments:
Please prepare responses to the following questions which you will be asked to complete on the application:
-Please tell us why you are applying to M.A.D.E. and what you would like to gain/learn from your participation.
–Describe why your experience and education make you an appropriate candidate for this program.
–How would you define your career path and what have you done or plan to do to enhance your skill set and knowledge within or outside of the Department of Medicine? Please include formal education, training, community service, and professional associations.
Your supervisor will be contacted with a form to complete indicating their support.
*Trainings will take place during your normal working hours and support of your current supervisor is required.
Where do the trainings take place?
Training and mentor meetings will take place on-line via Zoom and in-person in the Department of Medicine (Evans Building).
When do the trainings take place?
Training and mentor meetings will occur during the regularly scheduled work day (Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm). Support of your current supervisor is required.
When will the program begin?
The first cohorts will begin in mid-August, 2023 and is expected to be completed by the end of December, 2023.
What is the time commitment?
Participants will be expected to devote 1-3 hours per week on their training, mentor meetings and exercises. The exact time commitment per week will vary throughout the program but should rarely exceed 3 hours during normal working hours. Some activities and final project work may need to be completed as homework on your own time.
What learning materials will I need for the program?
All learning materials and systems access will be provided by the program. Learning materials will consist of powerpoint presentations, articles, worksheets and training handouts.
What happens when I complete the program?
Participants will have the opportunity to showcase their work through a final project or presentation. There will be a celebration and ceremony where a certificate of completion will be awarded.
What do managers need to know?
The Department of Medicine is committed to the professional growth and well-being of our team. Encouraging professional development and growth among your staff is critical for their long-term success and the success of our organization. By investing in your employees’ skills and knowledge, you can build a strong and motivated team that is better equipped to handle new challenges and opportunities. As a manager, one of your most important roles is to help your staff members grow and develop in their careers. By providing them with access to training, mentorship, and other resources, you can help them build new skills, expand their knowledge, and achieve their professional goals. We strongly encourage you to support your staff in their professional development journey and to nominate staff that you feel would benefit and enjoy this program. If you have concerns about lost work hours due to your staff’s involvement in this program please reach out to us to discuss.
I am a manager that would like to nominate one of my staff to participate in this program, what do I do?
Complete this form and we will reach out to that team member and encourage them to apply!
Who do I contact if I have questions?
Jen (Visconti) Murphy: Jennifer.Visconti@bmc.org