BUMC Professional Development Programs

The Boston University Medical Group is committed to the professional well-being and development of its members. Below is a list of various faculty development opportunities available to all faculty on the Medical Campus:

Seminar Series

Seminars are open to all faculty, BU/BMC administrative directors and senior directors. Seminars focus on leadership, education, research, quality improvement, wellness, diversity and academic promotion. Seminars are offered from 12-1pm and 5-6pm on different days of the week from September through June for CME credit.

Early Career

The Early Career program is a longitudinal faculty development program for BUMC Instructors & Assistant Professors. The Early Career program includes peer and senior mentoring, experiential career development seminars, and the completion of an academic project.  Participants meet for 14 sessions on Mondays 2:30 – 5:00 PM, September – May. AY20 applications have closed.

Mid-Career Faculty Leadership Program

The Mid-Career Faculty Leadership Program is a longitudinal, mid-career faculty development program for BUMC Late Assistant Professors (7+ yrs.),  all Associate Professors and full Professors  at BUSM, GSDM and BUSPH. The MFLP uses experiential and project-based learning to engage participants in 360 evaluation, self-reflection, inter-disciplinary collaboration, broad peer and senior mentoring networks, and the enhancement of transformational education, clinical, research, and strategic leadership skills. Participants meet for six 2-day modules from July through June. AY20 applications have closed

Career Planning and CV Reviews

Individual career consultations and CV reviews are available to BUSM faculty at all academic ranks to improve the effectiveness of their CVs, and to strategize for career advancement and promotion. Faculty may meet with Emelia Benjamin (Assistant Provost, Faculty Development, BUMC ) or Robina Bhasin (Director, Faculty Development, BUMC) throughout the year on a first-come-first serve basis. To schedule, please click here.

For more information on faculty appointments and promotions, please click here.

URG Faculty Development

The Under-represented racial and ethnic groups in medicine (URG) Leadership Program is a longitudinal leadership and career development program for under-represented racial and ethnic groups in medicine (URG). The program uses self-assessment and reflection, experiential learning, and peer and senior mentorship. The goals are to provide faculty with the tools necessary to navigate a successful career in academic medicine, and to foster leadership skills that enable participants to positively affect change in their current and future roles. Participants meet monthly on Thursdays from 4:30 – 6pm from October to June. AY20 applications have closed.

The three day Minority Faculty Leadership Development Seminar brings together junior faculty from across the United States and provides participants with real-world guidance and tools for pursuing career advancement in academic medicine. The seminar will help participants develop key professional competencies that build skills in grant writing and communications, while expanding their network of colleagues and role models. The registration process is open and early bird rates apply through May 22.

BUMG will reimburse the first 3 faculty members that apply for the seminar for their registration fees, travel, and accommodations.  

Women’s Leadership Programming

A range of programs are offered based on needs identified by women faculty at BUMC, including seminars, mentor and mentee training, panel discussion and networking events, a lending library of books, and online resources. Programming is overseen by a Women’s Leadership Advisory Board with the goal of promoting gender equity at BUMC.

The WLP is a longitudinal program for BUMC women faculty in leadership roles. The program uses self-assessment and reflection, experiential learning, and peer and senior mentorship to provide faculty with the tools necessary to navigate a successful career in academic medicine, and to foster leadership skills that enable participants to positively affect change from where they stand. Participants meet on Wednesday afternoons from 3-5 PM for 15 sessions from September to June. AY20 applications have closed.

This leadership development seminar focuses on women physicians and scientists holding medical school appointments at the associate professor level, and holding leadership positions within their discipline, department or institution. The seminar’s three and a half day curriculum is designed to provide mid-career faculty with the knowledge and skills necessary to support progress along the path to leadership in academic medicine and science. The seminar covers organizational leadership topics and skills specifically relevant for mid-career faculty such as sponsorship, negotiation, funding the academic mission, resilience and wellness, communication and influence, and other topics central to enacting effective collaboration and demonstrated leadership in various mission-critical activities.

BUMG will reimburse the first 3 faculty members that are admitted to the seminar for their registration fees, travel, and accommodations.

Clinical Leadership Program (CLP)

The CLPis a longitudinal professional development program for inpatient and ambulatory Medical Directors at Boston Medical Center (BMC). Participants engage in self-reflection and evaluation, peer and senior mentoring networks, and the development of strategic leadership and inter-disciplinary collaboration skills through experiential and project-based learning.

Narrative Writing Program

Writing from the Front Lines of Clinical Care, Education, and Research provides faculty with the opportunity to develop narrative skills and competencies through reflective writing, reading, and listening. Such narrative training fosters writing skills and professional well-being while offering a framework for establishing empathic and collaborative teams. The curriculum is designed to help faculty engage with narrative themes relevant to the daily lives of health care and sciences professionals, with the goal of coaching participants in preparing at least one piece of writing to a form suitable for submission to a peer-reviewed journal/ newspaper/creative anthology/website by the end of the course. AY20 applications have closed.

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)

Boston University has joined the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) as an Institutional Member for a pilot year, beginning August 30, 2018. The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. Our institutional membership will provide access for all Boston University faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students to utilize NCFDD’s broad range of online virtual programs and resources. 

BUMC Emerging Leaders Program

The Provost’s Office is looking for candidates for the 2017 Medical Campus Emerging Leaders Program. The two-day workshop, held on August 9 & 10 at BU’s Questrom School of Business (on the Charles River Campus), focuses on developing the leadership skills of some of our most promising early and mid-career faculty.

If you are interested in participating, please discuss this with your department chair or center director who should submit your name, CV, and a brief description of your promise as a leader (paragraph or two, no more than one page) by April 21 to the Dean’s office.

DOM Education Evaluation Core

Though the services of the Department of Medicine Education Evaluation Core are currently only available to DOM faculty, the website includes many resources that are accessible and valuable to all faculty

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