Mid-Career Faculty Leadership Program

The Mid-Career Faculty Leadership Program (MFL) is a year-long professional development program for late Assistants 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

Program Directors: Ann C. Zumwalt, Ph.D., Christopher Conley, MD, Emelia Benjamin, MD, ScM, and Alyssa DiNicola.

2024-25 Applications are now closed.

Learning Objectives:
  • Develop skills to listen, understand, communicate, and integrate diverse perspectives in work, research, and teaching environments
  • Cultivate skills for self-reflection & prioritizing personal development & growth
  • Learn skills to be able to lead and network by effectively identifying strengths and opportunities for others
  • Navigate, alongside faculty across BUMC, strategies/project to effect institutional change

Target Participants:
  • Late Assistant (7+ yrs.), all Associate Professors, & early Professors
  • Demonstrated commitment to BUMC & track record of accomplishment
  • Minimum of 2 years as a faculty member at BUMC
  • September – May; Meets off campus for six 2-day modules, Thursday’s & Friday’s
  • 0.075 FTE clinical effort forgiveness provided for BUMG faculty
  • Competitive application process to select about 14 BUMG + 6 Chobanian & Avedisian SOM (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
FY 25 Dates:

MFL Session Dates in-person at BU Hillel (participants are required to attend ALL days):

  • September 19th and 20th 2024
  • November 21st and 22nd, 2024
  • January 9th and 10th, 2025
  • March 6th and 7th, 2025
  • May 1st and 2nd, 2025
  • June 12th and 13th, 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.

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