Thursday, October 24, 2013
The president's cabinet meeting today again reaffirmed my belief that we are a university whose mission is not something we just espouse, but we live and breathe. The interprofessional collegiality and spirit rang loud and clear as the deans of the other colleges, the EVP/COO, the CFO, and the vice presidents have offered their expertise and shifted priorities to be of assistance to CMS.
On another very important note, in a very short time our Creative Media Center (CMC) created an active web site with the beginnings of our LCME progress updates. The CMC's efforts were just one example today of employees going above and beyond their usual work effort to put CMS in the best possible position moving forward. I am very excited about the website being a place where everyone can learn about our issues, can contribute ideas and see the effort that our faculty, staff, students and administration are pouring into this process, making sure we do it right.
At the end of the day I had a telephone conference call with all of the accountable deans and leads for the citations that are in non-compliance. We discussed expectations, deadlines, timelines and outcomes. We also discussed the upcoming LCME secretariat visit and how we need to approach that so that we can get the most out of it.
John Tomkowiak MD, MOL
Dean, Chicago Medical School