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An offer of the Medical Faculty of the University of Cologne

CoPf - Coaching for Future Female Professors

The CoPf program serves to systematically promote female scientists who have completed their habilitation and are pursuing the goal of a university professorship. The program is aimed at female scientists from all medical disciplines.


At the heart of the program are individual coaching sessions in which the participants discuss specific paths to a university professorship. Individual goals and challenges are reflected on with the coaches and strategies are developed to overcome potential hurdles.

The coaching is supplemented by two specific seminars on the topics of “Appointment procedures in medicine” and “Leadership in medicine”.


Networking events are another important component, where participants can exchange ideas and benefit from the different wealth of experience.

  • Application period: January to March
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Start: annually in May
  • Time required: 3 individual coaching sessions, 2 fixed seminars, peer networking
  • Participation fee: one-off 150 euros, additional travel costs may be incurred for meetings with the coaches



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