The CFDD’s Career Support programming covers topics related to the needs of faculty and trainees beyond the workplace.  We aim to help faculty and trainees succeed in both their work and home lives.

Initiatives and Programs

Our Wellness Initiative is designed to support faculty and trainees at various career stages with issues related to work/life integration, career transitions. and cultivating a sense of balance to avoid career burnout.

Arriving and Thriving in the U.S. Series provides career support and training for international researchers and physicians pursuing careers in the US.  Open to family members and administrators as well as professional staff, the series includes sessions on challenging issues for internationals such as traveling while on visas, taxes, immigration, and English skills.

Career Pathways for Scientists helps to better prepare postdocs for careers outside of academia and to meet common challenges which senior postdocs encounter, including a lack of career development skills and an understanding of the transition to non-academic paths.

Tools For Social Media

English as a Second Language for Scientists (ESL) is designed to improve the communication skills of postdoctoral research fellows whose first language is not English and to help integrate them into their English-speaking environment. This course is offered in the Fall and Spring semesters, and is geared toward postdoctoral fellows.  Other BWH researchers may apply and will be accepted as space allows.

To view a listing of upcoming CFDD events and programs, please go to the BWH Health Events Calendar and select ‘Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (CFDD)’ from the dropdown menu.


Information about Work/Life Integration resources is available on the Initiatives & Resource section of our website.

Information about Faculty Annual Career Reviews (FAC-Reviews) is available on the For Faculty section of our website.