Early Career Faculty Development Program

The Early Career Faculty Development Program (ECP) is a structured, 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.

AY22 Application period is closed.

Eligible Participants:
BUMC Instructors & Assistant Professors

AY 22 Time Commitment:
14 sessions September to May, Mondays from 2:30-5pm via zoom:

  • September 13th
  • October 4th & 25th
  • November 8th
  • December 6th
  • January 10th & 31st
  • February 14th
  • March 7th & 21st
  • April 4th & 25th
  • May 9th & 23rd

The components of the Early Career program include:

  1. Project. Participants specify an academic project that will contribute to their professional advancement and provide a timeline designed to facilitate achievement of significant milestones by the end of the nine-month program.
  2. Functional mentor. An assigned content mentor from another department devotes one hour per month to supporting the participant in achieving progress on his/her project.
  3. Curriculum. Expert speakers address areas of professional development to successfully navigate a career in academic medicine through in-person, interactive sessions twice a month for 2.5 hours each.
  4. Peer mentors. Participants meet in learning communities during each in-person session to discuss applications of the curricular content to their work, and provide support and accountability to one another.
  5. Career mentors. Each participant meets individually with one of the program’s senior facilitators approximately once per quarter to discuss their career goals and challenges, and check-in on their experience in the program.


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