Mid-Career Faculty Leadership Program

The Mid-Career Faculty Leadership Program (MFL) is a year-long professional development program for late Assistant and all Associate Professors on the Boston University Medical Campus. Participants engage in self-reflection and evaluation, and the development of broad peer and senior mentoring networks, strategic leadership skills, and inter-disciplinary collaboration through experiential and project-based learning

AY20-21 Applications are now closed. 


Target Participants

Late Assistant (≥7 yrs.) & all Associate Professors with demonstrated commitment to BUMC & track record of accomplishment

Program Structure

  • July – June; Meets off campus for six 2-day modules
  • 0.05 FTE clinical effort forgiveness provided for BUMG faculty
  • Session dates for the 2020-2021 Program (participants are required to attend ALL days):
    • July 16th & 17th, 2020
    • Sept 10th & 11th, 2020
    • Nov 19th & 20th, 2020
    • January 21th & 22nd, 2021
    • March 11th & 12th, 2021
    • May 20th & 21st, 2021
  • Competitive application process to select about 14 BUMG + 6 BUSM (non-clinical), BUSPH, and GSDM applicants
  • Individual and institutional commitment for mutual benefit
  • Experiential learning modules facilitated by BU faculty
  • Inter-disciplinary group projects aligned with institutional priorities, as identified by BUMC/BMC leadership
  • Multilevel mentoring networks of institutional leaders, senior faculty and peer learning communities

Content: 
Through experiential and project-based learning, program participants engage in:

  • Self-reflection and evaluation
  • Broad peer and senior mentoring networks
  • Development of strategic leadership skills
  • Inter-disciplinary collaboration through experiential and project-based learning
  • Enhancement of transformational education, clinical and research skills

Alumni Testimonials:

“The MFL continues to be one of the most impactful experiences that I have had since joining the faculty at Boston Medical Center/BUSM. The skills that I learned, the mentoring relationships that I developed, the doors that were opened, and the friendships that I gained have had an incredibly powerful influence on the trajectory of my career. On many occasions since MFL, I have found myself sharing insight that I gained and lessons that I learned with members of my team, residents, and junior faculty. I cannot recommend this program enough.” – Jeff Schneider, MD, Emergency Medicine, MFL 2016.

Experiences from Past Program Participants


To learn more about the program, please contact us at bumcfdd@bu.edu