Guidelines for participating in CWRU’s FLEX program are simple but demanding. Applicants must be prepared to commit time and energy to get an optimal outcome.

Q: Who is eligible?

A: Women who hold a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine are eligible for FLEX training.

Women medical professionals and scientists with appointments in CWRU affiliated institutions (VA Medical Center, MetroHealth, University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic) who are interested in applying but not yet faculty at CWRU School of Medicine, an additional cohort may become available, please contact Billie Kyriakides directly at 

Q: How do I apply?

A: The window to submit an application is currently closed. We will update the website as soon as the application window is open and we are accepting new applications for 2020-2021.

Q: What is the cost?

A: For those who fit criteria and eligibility for FLEX and are selected, CWRU SOM will subsidize the cost of the program for participants. The cost to participants will be $4,000 for the entire year, comprising approximately 7 days of workshops, relevant reading materials, and interactive sessions.

Q: What does Chair Sponsorship mean?

A: In the application process, you must provide a letter from your Chairman or Division Chief allowing you the time off from regular duties and assignments to attend mandatory classes and coaching sessions.

Q: What is a vision statement?

A: The optimal desired future state - the mental picture - of what you want to achieve over time; it provides guidance and inspiration as to what you are focused on achieving in five, ten, or more years.