In honor of yesterday’s holiday, let me highlight resources for parents in the Department of Medicine.
The Department sponsors backup childcare when gaps in regular care arise. It costs $15 an hour with a four-hour minimum. The care givers are available day or evening, weekdays or weekends.
I have to admit that finding out information about maternity leaves at BU is confusing. The website for the Associate Provost for Faculty Development lists a draft policy that is still under debate. The Faculty Handbook offers its own policy.
There’s a whole different policy that governs physicians covered by BMC’s Faculty Practice Plan. While it may be impractical to have a single policy covering all faculty, it would make it easier to centralize the information.