Certificate of Business in Medicine

The College of Medicine and the College of Business created a new certificate opportunity for the medical students. The new certificate programs will give medical students opportunities to take classes through the College of Business and learn non-clinical skills necessary to successful operate a practice. The Business of Medicine Certificate was designed for a 9-week completion, the program will be delivered live virtually.


Program Details

  • Format: Tuesdays & Thursday

  • Dates: May 25 – Jul. 22, 2021 

  • Time: 6:30PM – 9:30 PM

  • Hours: 54 Hours/ 5.4 CEUs

  • Sessions: 18

  • Fee: $2,500 (Non FAU students)

  • Location: Live Virtual


Program Benefits

  • Take the first steps in learning how medical practices function
  • Begin thinking about your future first clinical position
  • Use what you learned and experienced to better handle a variety of work problems/issues/ situations.
  • Understand that being able to coach subordinates is a vital part of being an effective physician.
  • Identify your strong and weak abilities and practice using the abilities.
  • Use what you learned and experienced to prepare for a clinical rotations, residency and your first clinical practice
  • Use what you learned and experienced to better handle a variety of work problems/issues/situations


Course Overview

  • Understand the business side of clinical practice,
  • Learn the steps of picking your first practice,
  • Create an awareness of the legal compliance issues facing medical practices and
    • How to identify potential problems
    • What is required to comply with the numerous regulations,
  • Become aware of labor laws,
  • Understand medical malpractice and how to prevent problems,
  • Be introduced to the complex business issues involved in managing a medical practice.

The Business in Medicine Certificate will consist of 3 Modules:

  • Branding for Physician Leaders
    • Communication skills for physicians
    • Negotiating contracts
    • Preparing for your first job
  • Healthcare Compliance and Regulations
    • Federal and state compliance
    • Labor law
    • Understanding medical malpractice
  • Medical Practice Management
    • How practice reimbursement functions
    • Business finance
    • Using professional consultants
    • Practice information technology
    • Managing people in the practice
    • Physician leadership
    • Managed care, ACO’s, etc.
    • Marketing and building your practice



Expert Panel of Faculty Members.


Ideal Candidate

  • Medical students
  • Residents preparing for practice
  • Doctors interested in developing their business abilities.


Contact Us

Joshua Shampaner
Admissions Coordinator

phone: (561) 297-2360
email: jshampan@fau.edu
map: BU (103) SF 129