Eligibility & Requirements

To be considered for membership, Boston Children’s Hospital staff must have a faculty appointment or a role at Boston Children’s that explicitly emphasizes teaching and/or educational leadership.  All healthcare professionals who meet these criteria are eligible.  Once a member, attendance at 6 sessions of Academy programming per year is required; scholar members have additional maintenance requirements related to their project in education.

 

Category

Eligibility

Benefits

Maintenance Requirements*

Standard Member Faculty appointment or actively engaged in the teaching/ education of other healthcare professionals at BCH
  • Access to all programming including Academy Retreats
  • Professional development seminar series
  • Teaching consultation
1. Participation in a yearly minimum of 6 hours of Academy activities. Activities may include the following:

  • attend or lead Academy seminars/retreats
  • participate in peer observation of teaching
  • mentor academy members on educational projects/ education research/curriculum development
  • serve as a teaching coach
  • review DME grants and CME/CE proposals

2. Completion of Academy seminar feedback surveys

3. Submission of annual report

Scholar Member
  • Faculty appointment or actively engaged in the teaching/ education of other healthcare professionals at BCH
  • Commitment to a scholarly pursuit in education (must have feasible project)
  • Access to all Academy programming
  • Participation in a project group for guidance and support
  • Research design assistance
  • Approved request for statistical support
  • 1. Participation in a yearly minimum of 6 hours of activities including:

    • >4 sessions of participation in assigned project group
    • The additional 2 (or more) hours can include the following:

    • attend or lead Academy seminars/retreats
    • attend special scholar member seminars

    2. Documented progress on project

    3. Presentation of project to assigned project group every 2 years

    4. Submission of annual report

    Trainee Member*
    * May opt to become a standard or scholar member. Scholar membership requires >3 scholar group sessions
    At least one remaining year of training at BCH; interest in pursuing healthcare professional education as part of one’s career
  • Access to all programming including Academy Retreats
  • Professional development seminar series
  • Teaching consultation
  • 1. Six hours of participation per year (can include medical education programming in residency or fellowship)

    2. Submission of annual report