Improvement Leadership Academy

The BMC QI Hub is pleased to announce the launch of a new course designed to help you build skills in leading improvement projects in your work environment!

Target Audience

Non-clinical and clinical mid-level managers at Boston Medical Center.


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.

Session Dates

The course will kick-off with an introductory in-person meeting where we will review course expectations and key improvement concepts. Following the introduction, we will transition to two semesters of lunch sessions. Please note: Lunch session dates and location are being finalized and are subject to change.

Introduction to the Course: January 30, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Breakfast and lunch provided.

Lunch Sessions (12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)
  • Session 1: 2/6/18
  • Session 2: 2/27/18
  • Session 3: 3/6/18
  • Session 4: 3/20/18
  • Session 5: 4/3/18
  • Session 6: 4/24/18
  • Session 7: 5/1/18
  • Session 8: 5/15/18
  • Session 9: 6/5/18
  • Session 10: 7/10/18 *2 Hour Session*
  • Session 11: 8/7/18
  • Session 12: 9/4/18
  • October 2018: Graduation/Participation in BMC Quality Week

QI Coaching Outside of Sessions

Each learner will be paired up with a BMC QI Hub faculty mentor who will provide QI coaching outside of the session meetings.

How Do I Apply?

The 2018 Improvement Leadership Academy is now full and we are no longer accepting applications. Enter your name on this interest list if you would like to be contacted when information about the 2019 cohort is available. Otherwise, you can check back on this website for more information as it becomes available. Enter Information Here


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.

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.

Planning Committee

BMC QI Hub Faculty Bios
  • CME Course Director: James Moses, MD, MPH, Chief Quality Officer
  • CNE Course Advisor: Deborah Whalen, MSN, MBA, ANP
  • Lead Nurse Planner: Patti-Ann Collins, DNP, MSN/MBA, RN
  • Curriculum Developers: Jodi Abbott, MD, MHCM; Deborah Gregson, MSM; Emily Jansen, MPH; Marcelous Johnson, DHSc, MHA, RRT, CSSYB; Ron Iverson, MD, MPH; Nicole Lincoln MS, RN, CCNS-BC, FNP-BC, CCRN; Jayakanth Srinivasan, PhD; Emma Trucks, MPH; Mick Verran; David Yuh, MD
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.