Faculty Development & Diversity Programs

The Faculty Development and Diversity Office in the Department of Medicine offers an array of programs and resources available to faculty across the BU Medical Campus. We invite you to learn more about these programs and apply to those that are of interest to you.

For all BUMC Faculty

  • Mid-Career Faculty Leadership Program  longitudinal, mid-career faculty development program for late Assistant and all Associate professors
  • Academy for Faculty Advancement/Early Career Program longitudinal career development program for early career faculty on the Boston University Medical Campus. Participants specify an academic project that will advance their career. To assist in completing their projects, participants receive multiple forms of mentoring.
  • Faculty Development & Diversity Seminar Series – monthly seminars open to ALL faculty on a wide array of faculty development topics relevant to researchers, clinicians and educators
  • Career Consultancies – open to all faculty in the Department of Medicine, this is an opportunity to have a one-hour consultation with a panel of expert faculty who provide strategic feedback on career decisions, concerns and dilemmas
  • Narrative Writing Program – provides faculty with the opportunity to develop narrative skills and competencies through reflective writing, reading, and listening.
  • National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) – a nationally-recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students.

For Department of Medicine Faculty only

  • Education Pilot Writing Course – a longitudinal, senior and peer mentoring course to develop and enhance participants’ manuscript writing skills, improve writerly self-efficacy, and complete a manuscript for publication by the end of the course.
  • Faculty Development and Diversity Grants – grants which support faculty career advancement. An integral component of career advancement is the ability to develop a rich developmental network, to effectively mentor, and to be mentored.
  • Networking Dinners – monthly dinners focused on a particular theme, while seeking to foster networking and collaboration among DOM faculty, and to consider ways to better support the particular needs of diverse faculty groups.
  • Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion
  • Bias Reduction in Internal Medicine (BRIM) – DOM is participating in an NIH-funded study to implement strategies to reduce bias in internal medicine
  • DOM Career Investment Award


For more information about any of the programs, please contact Robina Bhasin, Director of Faculty Development & Diversity