Massachusetts Medical Society: Pipeline Advancement Programs

Pipeline Advancement Programs

Pipeline Advancement Programs

This course satisfies 0.75 CME credit toward the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine’s requirement on the topic of implicit bias in health care.

Advancing the diversity of our health care workforce requires the development of mentoring, sponsorship, and pipeline activities toward leadership. This webinar reviews common and distinct themes for women and others underrepresented in medicine and science and addresses best practices for equipping physician leaders and health administrators with the understanding, skills, and strategies to assess their current pipeline advancement efforts to help foster programs and an environment of advancement. 


Valerie Ward





Valerie Ward, MD, MPH, PhD, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital
Dr. Valerie Ward is Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at Boston Children’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. Her primary research is focused on pediatric health services and child health outcomes as they apply to novel diagnostic imaging examinations, low radiation dose imaging in children, and patient satisfaction and health care disparities. Dr. Ward earned her A.B. in Chemistry from Harvard University and her M.D. from the Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital. She has received the Radiological Society of North America Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award and the Society for Pediatric Radiology John A. Kirkpatrick Young Investigator Award, as well as the Harvard Medical School Minority Faculty Development Program Bridge Award.

s Jean Emans





S. Jean Emans, MD, Director, Office of Faculty Development, Boston Children’s Hospital
Dr. Emans is Emeritus Chief of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine and Director of the Office of Faculty Development at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is also Mary Ellen Avery Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Her research encompasses adolescent health, pediatric and adolescent gynecology, and medical education. She has served as president of the North American Society of Pediatrics and Adolescent Gynecology and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Dr. Emans is the program director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) training program, one of seven Maternal and Child Health Bureau-funded LEAH programs in the United States.

Intended Audience
Physicians, Health Care Administrators, Nurse Managers, Senior Managers,  Training Managers and other health care professionals

Course Objectives

  • Identify opportunities for building advancement programs for diverse candidates in your organization.
  • Explain steps to develop mentoring, sponsorship and pipeline activities toward leadership.

Course Fees
Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Physician Member: $30.00
MMS Resident/Student Member: $ Free
Non-Member Physician: $67.50
Non-Members Resident/Student: $15.00
Allied Health Professional/Other: $24.00

Format & Estimated Time to Complete
This internet enduring material activity with video will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. 

Accreditation and Credit Information
Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association. The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study. 

MOC Approval Statement
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, this activity has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: 

Allergy and Immunology
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Family Medicine
Medical Genetics and Genomics
Nuclear Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Plastic Surgery
Preventive Medicine
Psychiatry and Neurology
Thoracic Surgery

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA)
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 0.75 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Exam/Assessment: A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity Term
Original Release Date: July 16, 2021
Review Date (s): N/A
Termination Date: July 16, 2024

Course Developers, Reviewers & Web Producer:
Bissan Biary, Senior Practice Solutions Specialist, Practice Solutions and Medical Economics, Massachusetts Medical Society
Valerie Fleishman, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association
Jane Gagne, Manager, Accreditation & Education Compliance, NEJM Group Education
Lindsay Goldfarb, Healthcare Education Program Manager, Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association
Jessica Lacy, MBA, MHA, Medical Economics Research Analyst, Practice Solutions and Medical Economics, Massachusetts Medical Society
Yael Miller, Director, Practice Solutions and Medical Economics, Massachusetts Medical Society
Thelma Tatten, Web Content Production Specialist, NEJM Group Education
Susan Webb, Executive Director, Health Policy, Public Health, AMR Planning & Education, Massachusetts Medical Society

System Requirements

Windows 10
Mac OSX 10.6 higher

Most modern browsers including:
IE 11+
Firefox 18.0+
Chrome latest version
Safari 12+

iOS devices beginning with OS version 10 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)

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