Digital Learning Center

Foundations of Academic Internal Medicine for Department and Division Administrators

This educational offering is a 12-week course for new department and division administrators (DDAs) developed by experienced administrators from Alliance member institutions. The course is designed for administrators who are in the first three years of their role or those looking for a refresh!

The virtual course consists of four live Zoom sessions where learners will hear from experts in the field and be able to discuss key topics. In addition, on-demand reading, interactive exercises, and video-based learning will make up the required weekly study time between each live session. Attendance at the live Zoom sessions is highly encouraged but not required. All live sessions will be recorded and available in the digital learning center for course participants within 24 hours.

This course will be offered again in fall 2024.

Primary topic areas include:

  1. Overview of key components for medical schools and teaching hospitals.
  2. Health care finance basics
  3. HR and faculty affairs
  4. Medical education mission of DDA role 
  5. Medical research mission of DDA role
  6. Clinical care mission of DDA role
  7. Personal and professional wellness and development (PPWD)

Course Schedule

(subject to change)

The course will be offered in fall 2024!

Program Hours

Week 1:

Live Event: Wednesday, September 13, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

Overview of key components for medical schools and teaching hospitals 1.5-2.5 hours

Week 1 Post-Event Tasks

Supplying event feedback, examining your institution, noting reflections, etc.

1.5 hours

Week 2

Health care finance basics

2 hours

Week 3

HR and faculty affairs

2 hours

Week 4:

Education mission

2 hours

Week 5
Live Event

Discussion of Weeks 2-4

1.5-2.5 hours

Week 5 Post-Event Tasks

Supplying event feedback, examining your institution, noting reflections, etc.  

1.5 hours

Week 6: 

Research mission

2 hours

Week 7: 

Research mission

2 hours

Week 8: 
Live Event:  

Discussion of Weeks 6-7

1.5-2.5 hours

Week 8 Post-Event Tasks

Supplying event feedback, examining your institution, noting reflections, etc. 

1.5-2.5 hours

Week 9: 

Clinical mission

Week 10: 

Clinical mission

2 hours

November 25

Off-Week for Thanksgiving

Week 11: 

Clinical mission

2 hours

Week 12: 
Live Event

Discussion of Weeks 9-11

1.5-2.5 hours

Week 12 Post-Event Tasks

Supplying event feedback, examining your institution, noting reflections, etc.  

1.5 hours

Course Agenda

Learners will experience four live Zoom sessions, on-demand reading, interactive exercises, and video based learning.

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Questions?

Email learning@im.org or call 703-341-4540.