Category: Mentoring Circles Program

Postdoc Scholars Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Nominations accepted annually in July.

This award recognizes postdoctoral fellows’ efforts in mentoring fellow postdocs, students or interns on research projects and/or career development. Winners are awarded a cash award of $1,000 and recognized at the annual National Postdoc Appreciation Week in September.

word cloud representing the BWH Mentoring Circles Program for postdocs

Mentoring Circles Program (MCP)

MCP is a program created by postdocs, for postdocs, to help fellows get the most out of their training at BWH. Two mentors (senior postdocs) meet 5-7 mentees (junior postdocs) on a monthly basis to give advice and advance their career.

Testimonials and Media Coverage

Article about the MCP written by former co-directors Chantal Kuhn and Zafira Castaño published in Nature Biotechnology, July 2016 Inaugural recipients of Harvard Medical School’s Program Award for Culture of Excellence in Mentoring

MCP Process

What is a Mentoring Circle? Mentoring Circles are groups of people who meet on a regular basis for an agreed upon length of time. Mentors are volunteer senior postdoctoral fellows

MCP Mission

The BWH-PDA has established the Mentoring Circles Program to help postdocs get the most out of their training at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. MCP is a program created by postdocs for postdocs,

Who We Are

The Mentoring Circles Program (MCP) is organized and led by 2 co-directors and supported by the Postdoc Leadership Council (PLC). Two mentors lead the individual circles containing 5-7 mentees. All of


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