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.

Course directors: Priscilla Slanetz, MD, MPH, and Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM.

AY24 Applications are now closed.

Eligible Participants:
BUMC Instructors & Assistant Professors

AY 24 Time Commitment:
10 sessions from September to May, Mondays from 2:30-5 pm in person:

  • September 11th, 2023
  • October 2nd, 2023
  • October 23rd, 2023
  • November 13th, 2023
  • December 11th, 2023
  • January 22nd, 2024
  • February 26th, 2024
  • March 18th, 2024
  • April 8th, 2024
  • May 13th, 2024

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

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.