Newsletter Highlight: A Work-life Hack That Offers Big Benefits

Hendry Ton, M.D., M.S. Associate Dean Faculty Development and Diversity Every day I perform a simple, silent exercise that calms my soul, refreshes my mind and rejuvenates my spirit. It can be done anywhere, unobtrusively — while at my desk, or locking up my office, or walking to the parking lot at the end of the day. [...]

By | 2019-09-17T15:07:11+00:00 October 2, 2019|Wellness|

CME Today and For the Future

Education is the cornerstone of an academic health center. Continuing medical education (CME) refers to the educational activities that serve to maintain, upgrade, and increase the skills, knowledge and overall performance of the physician. In fact, it is a valuable lifelong learning process pursued by physicians from [...]

By | 2019-09-17T15:17:53+00:00 September 18, 2019|General|

Communication Mistakes That Will Damage Your Leadership – Part 2

In our previous post we explored the importance of being concise and clear. We also looked at the dangers of not communicating enough information to those you work with. Take a look at the 3rd communication mistake and how to avoid these: Communication Mistake #3. Not Communicating Frequently Enough It’s common these [...]

By | 2019-07-31T19:02:42+00:00 September 4, 2019|Leadership Development|

Communication Mistakes That Will Damage Your Leadership – Part 1

Communication and leadership go hand in hand. Good communication can motivate people, keep people informed and gain you credibility and respect. When we make communication mistakes, we might find exactly the opposite happens. In this article, we’ll look at some of the common communication mistakes that I see (and have [...]

By | 2019-07-31T19:02:38+00:00 August 21, 2019|Leadership Development|

What’s the Right Thing to Say When Someone Is Grieving? from Psychology Today

Four simple steps for supporting the people we care about. Each year, I teach a class on grief and loss to masters students studying to become counselors. On the first day of class, I give them a simple assignment: Jot down a few paragraphs about your biggest fears and concerns regarding working with clients facing lo [...]

By | 2019-07-26T22:40:17+00:00 August 7, 2019|Wellness|

The Interprofessional Teaching Scholars Program – An incredible opportunity!

Susan L. Adams, Ph.D., RN, NP, CNS Associate Professor, UC Davis, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing I had the fortune of being one of 12 scholars chosen for the Interprofessional (IP) Teaching Scholars Program (Cohort of 2017). As a seasoned educational veteran, I was introduced to newer thinking about approaches to [...]

By | 2019-07-26T22:43:17+00:00 July 24, 2019|Teaching|

Gene Crumley’s Summer Reading List

Below are books that I’ve read in the last 20+ years that have been seminal in my thinking about leadership. As you will see, my interests have jumped around over the last two plus decades! Let me start here, with THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOK YOU CAN READ AS A LEADER! The Promise of Sleep William Dement You probably don’t [...]

By | 2019-07-22T22:07:26+00:00 July 10, 2019|Leadership Development|

Providing for Our Faculty Professional Development Needs

David Tom Cooke, MD, FACS At the UC Davis Department of Surgery, we developed the SUCCEED Program. The purpose of the SUCCEED program is to provide mentoring and support for our faculty and provide them with an environment that maximizes their professional development. To find out what our faculty want, we performed an [...]

By | 2019-07-22T22:04:00+00:00 June 19, 2019|General|

How one surgical program doubled its percent of underrepresented residents

Shaking up residency program admissions Editor’s note: The opinions expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the AAMC or its members. As the first African American general surgery program director in the history of the department of surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University [...]

By | 2019-07-22T22:01:53+00:00 June 5, 2019|Diversity|

Crucial Conversations

Overview of Crucial Conversations: Crucial Conversations is a course that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering opening dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics – at all levels of the organization. By learning how to speak and be heard (and encouraging others to do the same), [...]

By | 2019-07-22T22:00:32+00:00 May 22, 2019|Diversity, Leadership Development, Teaching|