The Department of Medicine’s Business of Medicine Leadership Program (BMLP) is designed to provide clinical faculty and emerging leaders with a professional development opportunity that increases business acumen, leadership skills and expertise.

Academic physician leaders will develop and secure skills that match system and departmental alignment needs:

  • Develop a toolkit of skills to enhance business acumen and leadership.
  • Leverage knowledge in order to position ideas more persuasively, increase team productivity and lead others more effectively.
  • Strengthen overall business acumen and gain a better understanding of financial acumen, including the key frameworks, models and levers that drive organizational success.
  • Increase innovation capability via the development of an “intrapreneur” mindset, system and roadmap.
  • Incorporate Lean in the academic and practice arena.
  • Reflect on what it means to lead with wellness and equity in mind.
  • Strategic thinking about equity and inclusion.


The program will meet one Friday morning per month (August, September, October, November and December) for 3.5-4 hours for highly interactive in-depth faculty-led sessions that allow for application and integration of the tools and knowledge. Prior to each in-residence session, participants will engage in asynchronous online, faculty-facilitated sessions, utilizing videos, readings, assignments and discussion boards with peers and faculty to learn fundamentals and implement team action learning projects to apply concepts.


FAPDD will pay 50% of the program costs and departments will be expected to cover the other 50% of the program costs (through CME or other departmental funds). The cost to departments will depend on cohort size, but will not exceed $1,000.


Financial Acumen, Intrapreneurship and Innovation, Work-Life and Lean training.

For more information contact Dr. Sylk Sotto, Vice-chair for Faculty Affairs, Development, and Diversity, Department of Medicine, at

Program sessions will be held on Fridays during the following month:

  • September 16, 2022
  • October 14, 2022
  • November 11, 2022
  • December 9, 2022

Nomination process and steps

  • Step 1 –  A one-page document (max. 500 words) describing your career goals as it relates to this curriculum.
  • Step 2 – (Department of Medicine Applicants only) Contact your Division or Section Chief. Their approval and a short nomination is required. Please e-mail to Dr. Sylk Sotto at

Deadline for nominations: April 15th

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