Office of Professionalism Responds to Results from 2016 Climate Survey
Faculty members recently had the opportunity to respond to a confidential survey and share with administration their experiences within the working climate of the School of Medicine. A little more than 40% of the 3,660 faculty who received the survey responded.
According to Barry Rumack, MD, Director of the Office of Professionalism, the survey was an opportunity for the administration to understand how faculty members perceive their work. “It’s a way of getting a signal,” he explains. “It’s about identifying trends and patterns, so the School of Medicine and its departments can identify problems and address them accordingly.”
Dr. Rumack also explains how his office went to great lengths to preserve anonymity. Read more.
Post-Election Message from Dean Reilly
By John J. Reilly, Jr., MD
Reprinted from the Nov. 14
I close this week’s
message with some thoughts on the election and its implications for our
school. Since Tuesday, I have spoken with a range of members of our school
community about the results and their implications. Some are extremely
depressed and concerned, others are elated and hopeful. These discussions also
highlighted a clear area of agreement among all regardless of their political
viewpoint: distress over the rancor and divisiveness of the campaign. The
actions of our newly elected leaders will undoubtedly impact health care over
the upcoming years and we will need to adapt our tactics for this changing
environment. What we will not change, however, is our commitment to our
missions of providing world-class health care to all in need, advancing the
science needed to improve our understanding of biology and translating that
understanding to improved prevention and therapy, and educating the next
generation of researchers and health care providers. Also unchanged is our
commitment to embracing diversity as a core component of our strategy. We will
continue our efforts to recruit and support a diverse student body, faculty and
staff and to leverage their skills to meet the needs of the diverse population
we serve. We will continue to support a diversity of ideas, respectful and
civil dialogue among those with differing points of view, and a respectful and
tolerant environment for all.
Post-Election Reading List
By Suzanne Brandenburg, MD
The election was
more than a month ago. Have you been wondering what people are reading? Numerous
suggestions for political articles and books are circulating on the internet,
but here is a list of what people are actually reading, based on Amazon’s “bestsellers” list.
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