C-Change Mentoring and Leadership Institute
Culture Change in Academic Medicine
The C-Change Mentoring and Leadership Institute is specifically geared to the needs of mid-career faculty whose career aspirations include research.
Mentoring and career planning for mid-career faculty 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 participants ("Fellows") will be deeply immersed in a facilitated peer group mentoring process. The Institute will provide mentoring to energize faculty for success and should be valuable for those transitioning to research independence and leadership.
During a yearlong course, participants will work closely with a cohort of peers from different academic institutions across the US, convening for five quarterly two-day intensive sessions that are designed to be both productive and enjoyable. We meet on the Brandeis University campus in the metro Boston area.
- Mid-career faculty from all departments in academic health centers who wish to advance their careers and enhance their leadership roles
- MD, PhD, or equivalent degree
Participation will be limited to no more than 20 faculty.
Note: To be selected for admission to the Institute fellowship, applicants must commit to attend all five sessions.
NIH Study of the C-Change Mentoring and Leadership Institute
The C-Change Mentoring & Leadership Institute is part of a study funded by the NIH Common Fund, through the Office of Strategic Coordination/ Office of the NIH Director, (administered by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences) under Award Number U01GM132367.
Participating faculty will:
- Collaborate in a yearlong peer group mentoring experience for career development 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
C-Change Director Linda Pololi, Distinguished Research Scientist, is nationally recognized for innovative contributions to the professional development of faculty in academic medicine, including women and underrepresented minority groups. She developed — and is a leading proponent of — an evidence-based collaborative group approach to mentoring and leadership development that is predictably reliable in facilitating career enhancement for medical faculty.