National Initiative on Gender, Culture and Leadership in Medicine: C-Change

2023 C-Change Mentoring & Leadership Institute for Mid-Career Faculty

Culture Change in Academic MedicineC-Change Institute Binder, 2020

The next C-Change Mentoring and Leadership Institute will be held in 2024.

If you would like to receive information about the next Institute, please send your name, institutional affiliation and contact information to and we will notify you when available.


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 report 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 Institute will energize faculty for success in their professional careers and be of value for those already in leadership roles, as well as those considering such responsibilities.

As C-Change Fellows, participants will work closely with a group of peers from different academic institutions. The yearlong course will convene in person for four two-day quarterly intensive and enjoyable meetings in rural coastal Rhode Island.

Eligibility of Participants

  • Mid-career and senior faculty in academic medicine desiring to advance their careers and enhance their 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 16 faculty. To be selected for admission to the Institute fellowship, applicants must commit to attend all four sessions.

C-Change Mentoring & Leadership Institute Dates

Dates to be confirmed for 2024.

Institute Objectives

Participating faculty will:

  • Collaborate in a yearlong peer group mentoring experience for career development that is closely 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 a personalized individual academic development plan 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.

Please download and complete the Institute application form: 

2023 C-Change Institute Application Form (pdf)

“This program is so empowering and not just in theory but in practice as well — I have the tools to go forward.”

Past Participant