Early Career Faculty Development Program

The Early Career Faculty Development Program (ECP) introduces faculty, in the early stages of their academic health sciences career, to the resources available on campus by focusing on an academic project that will help advance their careers. Along with seminars focused on project and academic development, participants will receive peer, senior, and project mentoring and networking. 2.5% FTE clinical effort forgiveness provided for BUMG faculty.

Program Directors: Priscilla J. Slanetz, MD, MPH, Demian Szyld, MD, EdM, Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, and Alyssa M. DiNicola.

2024-25 Applications are now closed.

You cannot save your application once you have started it, so please prepare your answers in advance. A Word version of the application is available here.

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Learning Objectives:
  • Develop skills to identify, effectively grow, and work with a developmental network of peer and senior mentors.
  • Design and appropriately scope a project to advance one’s career over the course of the academic year
  • Enhance peer mentoring and coaching skills through learning communities
  • Understand and develop a plan for academic advancement in one’s career path (e.g., clinician, educator, researcher, combination)

Target Participants:
  • ~20 BUMC Faculty: including clinicians (MDs, APPs, ODs, etc.), educators, and researchers from all 3 schools at BUMC
  • Must be faculty on the BU Medical Campus for ≥1 year, this includes BU Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, BU School of Public Health, & BU Goldman School of Dental Medicine
  • Must apply with an academic project
  • 10 sessions from October to June, Mondays from 2:30-5:00pm in person
  • Meet with Career Mentor 3x throughout the year
  • Meet with Project Mentor monthly throughout the year
  • 0.025 FTE clinical effort forgiveness provided for up to 12 BUMG faculty
FY25 Dates:
  • October 7th, 2024
  • October 28th, 2024
  • November 18th, 2024
  • December 16th, 2024
  • January 13th, 2025
  • February 3rd, 2025
  • March 3rd, 2025
  • March 31st, 2025
  • April 28th, 2025
  • June 2nd, 2025

BU intends that its facilities, programming and academic offerings will be accessible, inclusive and diverse. Your experience in this event is important to us. If you require communication access services for the deaf or hard of hearing, or require an accommodation for another reason, please contact bumcfdd@bu.edu to discuss your needs. Please see Event Accessibility for details on accommodations.

For more information about this or the program, please contact us at bumcfdd@bu.edu

If you are looking for a program with a more intensive research focus, with opportunities to develop your NIH biosketch, specific aims page, and/or research paper, please consider the Program for Early Research Career Development (PERC) directed by Drs. Karen Lasser & Manish Sagar.