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College of Medicine and Life Sciences 2014 Match

McGinnis ID photoThe National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) results are in and the graduating class of the UT College of Medicine and Life Sciences did very well. Our UTCOM 2014 match rate was 97.66% compared to 94.4% nationally. 43% of our graduates matched into Primary Care specialties (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics) which was an increase from 35% and 32% for the previous two years. The 57% who matched into non-Primary Care specialties included a full range of specialties from Anesthesia to Neurological Surgery and Plastic Surgery. Geographic distribution includes a total of 30 states with 39% of our students matching in Ohio which is a 5% increase in the last two years. All of our couples matched compared to a national match rate for couples of 94%. Overall this was an excellent match at a time when competition for residency positions has never been higher.

Congratulations to all of our students, faculty and advisors for a job well done.

Students – Want To Help Make History at UT?

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UT Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center (IISC) Open House

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Join the IISC faculty and staff for an Open House

Monday, April 21

7:30am – 6:00pm

University of Toledo Health Science Campus
2920 Transverse Drive
Toledo, OH 43614

This invitation is open to all University of Toledo Main and Health Science Campus students, residents, staff, faculty,
and the Toledo community

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UT College of Medicine AMA Medical Student Section Wins Monthly Award


The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences is the latest winner of the AMA Medical Student Section’s (MSS) “Event of the Month” award, which showcases recruitment, community service, education and AMA-MSS National Service Project events coordinated by individual AMA medical student sections.

The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences won for their “SaveGME Letter Writing Campaign” event held in December. The local section leaders worked with the AMA Government Relations Advocacy Fellow (GRAF), William Pearce, and the AMA’s SaveGME grassroots campaign to mail letters to their local congresswoman urging Congress to prevent GME funding cuts. The section printed letters from the AMA’s SaveGME website and received signatures and personal addendums from 300 medical students, PA/nursing students, faculty and physicians from the school.

The AMA’s Section Involvement Grant (SIG) program selects one event every month as recipient of the “Event of the Month” award. To be eligible for the award, AMA medical student sections must submit a Follow-up Form and photos within 30 days of their event. At the end of the school year, all monthly awards will be showcased at the AMA Annual Meeting and will be voted on by students for one “Event of the Year” winner.

Congratulations and Go Rockets!

From the Office of Continuing Medical Education


Friday, September 26, 2014:  Psychopharmacology Update, The Radisson @ UTMC, Toledo, OH.

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ACGME Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Visit

The ACGME conducted their Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) visit at The University of Toledo on February 11-12, 2014.

Over the course of two days, the site visitors meet with Hospital Administration, representatives from Quality and Patient Safety, Core Faculty, Program Directors and Peer-Selected Residents from each residency and fellowship program.  In addition to various meetings, the site visitors also went to 18 clinical locations (including 2 outpatient areas) and observed 2 patient handover sessions being conducted by our residents.

During the exit report, there were many positive and encouraging comments about our educational culture here at UTMC, as well as some observations that we can use as an impetus for improvement.

 The GME office will be receiving a written report in 4-6 weeks.  At that time we have an opportunity to respond and clarify any points in the report, note any actions or “next steps” we anticipate taking, as well as provide the site visitors with any feedback about our experience with them.

Dean’s Corner

McGinnis ID photoThe College of Medicine and Life Sciences is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding this year.  Over the last half century there have been many points of transition for the developing organization.  During this time there have been five deans and several interim deans.  At every point of transition the College has continued to move forward and grow while maintaining the highest degree of quality and professionalism.  As I have formally assumed the role of Interim Dean, I am so appreciative of the great work that has occurred and I am energized by the new challenges that we will meet.  We have so much that we owe to Dr. Jeffrey Gold and his vision of joining the “Club of 100.”  He always stated that the people with whom he worked made all the accomplishments possible. The College of Medicine and Life Sciences is fortunate to have a high quality of faculty, staff and students to continue this journey.    We will build on our past successes and break new paths as we start the second half century of the College.  I look forward to working with all of you in our mission to “improve the human condition by providing a world-class education for the next generation of physicians and scientists, by creating new knowledge that is translated into cutting edge clinical practice, and by providing the highest level of professionalism and compassion as we deliver university quality health care” 

The Next ‘Jesup Scott Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series’ Speaker Announced

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Senator Sherrod Brown Comments on the Value of the UT AHEC Program

SherrodBrown_wFlag  “This year marked the 50th anniversary of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)’s Title VII health professions and Title VIII nursing workforce programs. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) would like to thank the HRSA programs for all the work they have done to help train Ohio’s health care workforce, and congratulate them on their 50th anniversary.

In 1963, Congress passed the Health Professions Education Assistance Act, which created Title VII programs. In 1964, the Nurse Training Act created the Title VIII nursing workforce programs. Today, Title VII and Title VIII are the only federal programs designed to train primary care providers in interdisciplinary, community-based settings to meet the needs of the country’s underserved populations, increase minority representation in the health care workforce, and fill gaps in the supply of health professionals not met by traditional market forces.

More than 192 million Americans live in areas with a shortage of health professionals. Almost 77 percent of the rural counties in the U.S., including Ohio, suffer from a primary care health professional shortage. HRSA works to help mitigate such shortages by providing primary care education and training opportunities for providers in these communities. Ohio receives more than $11 million in federal funding for its health professions and nursing education; nearly five million of these funds are in Title VII grants, while the remaining six million represent Title VIII grants.

The University of Toledo Area Health Education Center (UT AHEC) represents one of the Title VII health care workforce development programs in Ohio. The AHEC program develops health education programs for UT’s medical students and local health care professionals, young students, and the wider community. Three regional centers are associated with UT’s program, and each offers a variety of programs in health care career education, community health education, continuing medical education, clinical education, and health manpower.

As we reflect on this milestone celebrating five decades of health professions education and training through Title VII and VIII programs, we applaud their ability to adapt to the nation’s changing health care needs, as well as their ability to advance curricular innovations on timely priorities, such as mental and behavioral health issues, geriatrics training, and cultural competency. It is important for Congress to continue to recognize the importance of investing in these critical workforce programs for the next fifty years and beyond.”

Housestaff Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Council

Under the guidance of James Kleshinski, M.D., DIO and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, a Housestaff Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Council (HPSQIC) has been developed. 

The purpose of the HPSQIC will provide robust integration of residents and GME program in meaningful patient safety and quality initiatives at UTMC.  It will also allow The University of Toledo to benefit from resident input that crosses multiple departments, with their unique perspectives on systematic safety and quality issues/process in the learning environment. 

Membership of the Council will include a peer selected resident from each residency program; Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education who will serve as the Faculty Advisor; a representative from UTMC Quality Management Department; a representative from UTMC Quality & Patient Safety Council; a representative from IT; and a representative from Nursing.

George Philip, M.D., General Surgery Resident, has been selected to serve as the Chair of the Council; and Faraz Khan Luni, M.D., Internal Medicine Resident, has been selected to serve as the Vice-Chair of the Council through June 30, 2015.  

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