“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
July 13, 2012
Dear Colleagues and Friends:
PRIDE Program … The Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research … Launch of the 2nd Year Training Program …
PRIDE, a two week research career advancing opportunity funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) began this week and we were excited to see Dr. Betty Pace honored this year for her continued leadership with this program. This year boasted an increase in diversity recruits, mentors and mentees. Many thanks to all who worked to put this innovative program together as well as all the mentors who came from all over the country.
Southeast Georgia Regional Campus Steps Ahead … Our 15 New Students …
On July 1st, our SE Georgia Regional Campus officially became a full-time regional campus (no longer a pilot site). Our team continues to be ably led by Drs. Kathryn Martin and Wayne Rentz, who are doing an amazing job at recruiting faculty and developing high quality teaching sites for our students. Many thanks to all our faculty (over 120 inclusive of our dedicated clinical faculty) and staff for their leadership and dedication to the SE Georgia Regional Campus Students. http://wsav.com/ar/4085724/
AAMC Launches “Learning From Teaching” Pilot Program … MCG is Part of Inaugural Group …
We’ve just learned that MCG has been selected as one of nineteen sites in the “Learning from Teaching” pilot program that the AAMC and AMA are sponsoring. The pilot study has a goal of developing a process that allows for teaching medical students and residents to be designated and certified as an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit activity. Activities being considered for credit include preparing for a student/resident encounter or teaching session, literature searching, researching materials for presentations, researching clinical questions on-line and reflection of teaching encounter. We look forward to seeing the results of this pilot.
Guest Blogging … Check It Out … Senior Medical Student Joe Pelli Shows Leadership …
Please take a moment to check out Joe Pelli’s guest blog. He called on himself and his colleagues to remember their reasons for going to medical school and to find the efforts to maintain the focus needed to complete their goals. He also encourages his colleagues to consider primary care, writing that “primary care is an honor worth investing in”. http://primarycareprogress.org/blogs/16/156
Medical Schools Accreditation Procedures Under Review … AAMC and AMA Sign LCME MOU …
The AAMC and AMA recently signed a formal agreement and a joint task force has been developed to examine concerns regarding LCME operations, governance, membership, communication, innovation, and the increased accreditation demands associated with the development of new schools. http://www.highroadsolutions.net/file_uploader/images/AAMC_Presidential_Memo_12-05.pdf
These efforts can advance our review and continuous improvements in medical education.
Leadership Development … Cleveland Clinic Academy Consultation to Our Institution …
We are committed to creating leadership development opportunities for all our colleagues. To that end, we have been in discussions with the Cleveland Clinic Academy which provides a competency-based management education and leadership development curriculum for physicians, research scientists, nurses, administrators, residents and fellows. We are delighted that Drs. Carly Hess and James Stoller will be on campus on July 30th: Dr. Stoller will present (7 am, Lee Auditorium) on “Leadership, Collaboration, and Change in Healthcare” and Dr. Hess will present (Noon, EC 1222) on “The Cleveland Clinic Academy: Why We Built It and What’s Been In It For Us”. Please plan to attend one or both of these excellent presentations.
Upcoming Dates and Events …
July 19th – 5th Annual Minority Mental Health Awareness Breakfast, 7:30 am, Be My Guest Catering & Events, 4216 Washington Road – Information Helen Blocker-Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org
July 24th GHS Blood Drive, 7 am to 6 pm, CMC Lobby
July 26th Beat the Heat – Blizzards to benefit our CMC – Miracle Treat Day
July 28th Halloween in July/Fireworks at the Augusta Greenjackets, 7:05 pm, Lake Olmstead Stadium
July 30th Cleveland Clinic Academy – We are delighted that Drs. Carly Hess and James Stoller will be on campus on July 30th: Dr. Stoller will present (7 am, Lee Auditorium) on “Leadership, Collaboration, and Change in Healthcare” and Dr. Hess will present (Noon, EC 1222) on “The Cleveland Clinic Academy: Why We Built It and What’s Been In It For Us”. Please attend these new offerings.
July 31st Back to School Alcohol Prevention and Awareness Town Hall, 6 pm, Augusta-Richmond County Library – a Collaborative community effort through a contract from the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Addictive Diseases/Office of Prevention Services and Programs, Institute of Public and Preventive Health, The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and Columbia County Community Connections. Contact a team member at 706-721-8418.
August 1st Class of 2016 Orientation
August 8th Educational Innovation Institutes EAT (Education and Treats), 12 noon, Magnolia Room in Terrace Dining, “Faculty Learning Communities: Communal Professional Development”
September 8th GHSU Family Day/MCG White Coat Ceremony
September 13th MCG Faculty Senate and Richmond County Medical Society New Faculty Reception
September 20th Career Development 101 (CD-101), 8:30-3:00, Alumni Center (email@example.com)
October 20th MAG 158th House of Delegates Meeting
I hope you’ve made it thru’ ok on this Friday the 13th and have a great weekend!