Apply for this Career Development Program at Brandeis University.  This one-year program will start in January, 2017.


Mentoring and career planning for mid-career faculty and those in leadership roles is often overlooked. The majority of faculty at U.S. medical schools reports mentoring to be infrequent or inadequate. To address this need, while avoiding some of the well-documented issues with traditional one-to-one mentoring, our registrants will be deeply immersed in a facilitated peer group mentoring process, which has proven in our hands to be highly and reliably effective. The program will energize faculty for success in their professional careers and should be valuable for those already in leadership roles, as well as those considering such responsibilities.

Participants will work closely with a group of peers from different institutions during a yearlong course that will convene for quarterly two-day intensive and enjoyable meetings on the Brandeis University campus in the metro Boston area.

Eligibility of Participants

  • Mid-career and senior faculty in academic medicine desiring to advance their careers into leadership roles
  • MD, PhD, or equivalent advanced degree

Physicians and scientists from all departments in academic health centers are welcome to apply. We encourage the participation of colleagues from the same institution or department. Participation will be limited to no more than 20 faculty. To be selected for admission to the program, applicants must commit to attend all four sessions.

2017 Program Dates

January 12 and 13, 2017
April 20 and 21, 2017
June 8 and 9, 2017
October 12 and 13, 2017

Program Objectives

Participating faculty will:

  • Collaborate in a yearlong group mentoring experience for career development aligned with personal core values
  • Experience a lively, inclusive and trustworthy culture of learning, creativity and scholarship
  • Receive guidance for career fulfillment and advancement
  • Construct an academic development plan for each participant to successfully achieve career and personal goals
  • Develop skills in leadership, team-building, collaboration, mindfulness, meaningful dialogue, fostering diversity and inclusion, and other skills crucial for those seeking a greater leadership role in research, education, or health services
  • Develop skills for mentoring others.

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