The BWH Center for Faculty Development & Diversity is committed to providing programs and resources that support the wellness — the physical, emotional and intellectual well-being — of faculty and trainees. By our definition, wellness incorporates occupational and environmental health with physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being.
Our Wellness Programming parallels and complements our Narrative Medicine Initiative, which emphasizes the reflective and therapeutic significance of achieving narrative competence through literature and writing.
The CFDD offers mentorship opportunities and one-on-one consultations with faculty and senior staff to aid with personal and professional development, as well as programs which focus on holistic support, including the Wellness Programming and the Arriving and Thriving series for internationals.
We provide a wealth of relevant information for internationals seeking to establish a new home in Boston, as well as a Senior Faculty Toolkit to facilitate smooth transitions for faculty considering retirement. We also offer resources to help faculty and trainees find quality child care options, as well as information for families and for individuals involved with caregiving for older adults.
Through such programming and resources, we seek to help our community foster resilience and prevent physician burnout.
The Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (CFDD) provides comprehensive strategies and support for career advancement and professional development of all faculty and fellows at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
With a focus on advancing and supporting an inclusive and diverse faculty, within the Center are three specialized offices. The Office for Multicultural Careers (OMC) provides support for professional development, career planning and mentoring of underrepresented faculty. The Office for Research Careers (ORC) addresses the specific needs of postdoctoral scholars and career scientists in the research community. And the Office for Women’s Careers (OWC) serves the professional development and advancement of women faculty and trainees.
In recognition of the varied career trajectories for academic faculty, the Center also focuses on supporting Career Pathways. The Pathway for Educational Careers provides professional development and support for medical educators. Through the Pathway for Clinical Careers, the Center collaborates extensively with the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization to serve the distributed network of physicians.