Our success in accomplishing our vision of Building Community in the School of Medicine and Public Health will depend on the commitment and engagement of all members of the SMPH community. To help provide structure and leadership for our efforts, and to create avenues for participation at all levels of the organization, three work teams have been established.
The work teams are focused on three critical areas, which were identified in surveys including the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Medical Student Graduation Questionnaire, independent student analysis and Women in Science & Engineering Leadership (WISELI) study of faculty work life. These areas are:
- Professionalism and accountability
- Equity, inclusion and engagement
- Provider wellbeing
The work of all of three teams is being overseen by a steering committee that provides strategic direction, helps remove barriers, offers input and ensures availability of and access to needed resources.
Each of the teams is charged with determining what tasks need to be accomplished to achieve the established goals (see work team goals below) and working over the life of the plan to ensure that those tasks are accomplished and the goals met.