Restructuring of the College of Medicine to Meet Research Expectations, Accreditation Needs, and Clinical Service ContributionsCollege of Medicine Town HallApril 11, 2012
BACKGROUND FOR CONCEPT PAPER DEVELOPMENT 1953-1992 the Royal University Hospital era 1992 establishment of Health Districts and loss of special charter for RUH 2001 certification of WOT clinical faculty in University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association 2002 LCME/CACMS undergraduate MD program placed on Probation
College of Medicine 1st Integrated Plan 2003-2007“The College of Medicine will divest itself of sole responsibility for the provisionof specialized clinical services and instead work in partnership with the Saskatoon Health Region and the Regina-Qu’Appelle Health Region to develop specialized care programs in the best environment to achieve efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery.”
College of Medicine Research • “Aren’t meeting expectations” • Can’t meet expectations with current structure, culture, and environment • How do we substantially increase research activity in the College of Medicine?
Evaluating Research UofS Funding Trends – 2006-2010 • Looked at funding data to individual Faculty within the College • What funding was received, and by how many? • Data shows that the majority of Faculty are involved in modestly funded research • Only a small number, 27, are receiving annual funding in excess of $150k, when averaged over the four years for which data is available.
Evaluating Research CIHR Success Rate
LCME/CACMS Accreditation Issues • March 8-10, 2011 Secretariat Fact-Finding Survey: 10 standards of substantial non-compliance. Given a “warning of probation” in July 2011 transmittal letter. Consultation visit September 2011. Action Plan submitted December 2011 and approved February 2012. • IS-9: Finding: A clear process exists for assigning educational responsibilities to and ensuring the accountability of clinical faculty in the community who are paid by the college of medicine. Such clear processes do not exist for university-paid full-time faculty. Additionally, university regulations preclude the dean from being able to make FTE allocations for dean’s administrative staff that reflect their actual time commitments and contributions to the educational program. • IS-9 identified as area of partial or substantial non-compliance previously in 2009 when we received “continuing accreditation”.
LCME/CACMS Accreditation Issues • For February 2013: • Describe the Dean’s authority in matters related to the medical education program including assignment of teaching duties to full-time and part-time faculty. Note how this authority is exercised in operational terms. • Describe the Dean’s authority to allocate dedicated time and financial resources for the leadership positions of the college to ensure that the College of Medicine has the leadership resources to meet the needs of the medical education program.
LCME/CACMS Accreditation Issues • For February 2013: • In addition, the College of Medicine has not yet achieved full compliance with the following standards • ED-2, 3, 24, 8, 30, 31, 41 • MS-32, 37