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Educational Resources

Self-study Task Force Subcommittee Members




Co-Leaders:Eric Dickson, MDSenior Associate Dean, UMass Medical Group;
Interim President, UMass Memorial Medical Group
 Bob JenalVice Chancellor, Administration and Finance
Members: Tom GakisChief Administrative Officer, Medicine
 Ken Rock, MDChair and Professor of Pathology
 Julia Gallagher, MDAssistant Professor of Medicine
 Joyce Murphy, MPAVice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer, Commonwealth Medicine
 Julia Andrieni, MDVice Chair of Medicine
 Nancy VasilAssociate Vice Chancellor, Administration and Finance


General Facilities

Co-Leaders:Bob Matthews, MDChair and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
 Bob Baldor, MDDirector, Community-Based Education
Members:Shan Lu, MD, PhDProfessor of Medicine
 Karen Billmers, MS3student, School of Medicine
 John BakerAssociate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management
 Roger Craig, PhDProfessor of Cell Biology
 Arlene Ash, PhDProfessor and Chief, Quantitative Health Sciences
 Paulette GoedenAssistant Vice Chancellor, Administration and Finance


Clinical Teaching Facilities

Co-Leaders:Alice ShakmanVice President, Operations, UMass Memorial Medical Center
 Martin Broder, MDAssociate Dean, Medical Education, Berkshire Medical Center

Rebecca Spanagel, MDAssistant Professor of Medicine, Saint Vincent Hospital
Members:Scott ShaderDirector, Planning and Data Services
 Mary Linton Peters, MS4student, School of Medicine
 Karen Peterson, MDClinical Associate Professor, Milford Regional Medical Center
 Laurie-Anne RoseberrySenior Director, UMass Memorial Medical Center
 George BrenckleChief Information Officer, UMass Memorial Medical Center
 Lisa TomaioloSenior Space Planner, Capital Planning and Management


Information Resources and Library Services

Co-Leaders:Elaine Martin, DADirector, Library Services
 Ralph Zottola, PhDAssociate Chief Information Officer, Research Computing Services
Members:Lyn RizaDirector, Educational Computing
 Richard Pieters, MDClinical Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
 Ciaran Della Fera, MS3student, School of Medicine
 Frank Domino, MDAssociate Professor of Family Medicine & Community Health
 Joe Fahed, MDPGY3, Medicine


 A. Finances ER 1-3

1. Discuss the stability of and the balance among the various sources of financial support for the medical education program and school (i.e., state and local appropriations, income from patient care, endowments, tuition income, research income, hospital revenues). Discuss the implications of any downward trends in specific revenue sources. Describe the financial prospects for the medical school over the next five years. Are there any departments in financial difficulty? Are there systems/policies in place to address departmental financial difficulties?

2. Comment on the degree to which pressures to generate revenue (from tuition, patient care, or research funding) affect the desired balance of activities of faculty members. What mechanisms are in place to support the accomplishment of the educational mission?

3. Describe how the school has positioned its clinical enterprise (faculty practice plan/organization and structure of healthcare system) for achieving optimal results in the local health care environment. Is planning related to the clinical enterprise occurring? Are medical school leaders involved in such planning? How effective is this planning in meeting institutional goals?

4. Describe how present and future capital needs are being addressed. Is the financial condition of the school such that these needs are being and will continue to be met?

B. General Facilities ER 4-5

5. Evaluate the adequacy of the general facilities for the teaching, research, and service activities of the medical school. Are the opportunities for educational excellence or educational change (e.g., introduction of small group teaching, opportunities for active learning) or for the attainment of other medical school missions constrained by space concerns? Describe the likelihood that needed space or space upgrading will be available in the near future. Have enrollment increases led to space constraints? If so, describe how these constraints are currently being addressed.

6. Discuss the adequacy of security systems on each campus and at affiliated sites.

C. Clinical Teaching Facilities ER 6-10

7. Analyze the resources for clinical teaching available to the medical education program. For the size of the student body, are there adequate numbers of patients and supervisors available at all sites? Has the school needed to expand its clinical teaching network to address either expanded enrollment or decreased patient volume? Is the patient mix appropriate? Are clinical facilities, equipment, and support services appropriate for exemplary patient care? Discuss the availability, quality, and sufficiency of ambulatory care facilities for teaching.

8. Describe and evaluate the interaction between the administrators of clinical affiliates used for teaching and the administrators of the medical school. Does the level of cooperation between these groups result in a smoothly operating and effective clinical education program?

9. Describe and evaluate the level of interaction and cooperation related especially to the medical education program that exists between the staff members of the clinical affiliates used for teaching and medical school faculty members and department heads, related especially to the education of medical students.

D. Information Resources and Library Services ER 11-12

10. Evaluate the quantity and quality of the print and non-print holdings of the library as a resource for medical students, graduate students, and faculty members.

11. Comment on the adequacy of information technology resources and services, particularly as they relate to medical student education. Are resources adequate to support the needs of the educational program? Are the information systems of the medical school and major clinical affiliates sufficiently well integrated to ensure achievement of the medical school’s missions? Note any problems and describe any plans in place to address these problems.

12. Evaluate the usability and functional convenience of the library and of information resources. Are hours appropriate? Is assistance available? Is study space adequate? Are resources, such as computers and audiovisual equipment, adequate? Can students access information from affiliated hospitals or from home?

13. Assess the contributions of library and information technology staff to the education of medical students and the professional development of faculty members in the following areas:

· Teaching specific skills, such as instruction in computer usage and bibliographic search.

· Retrieving and managing information.

· Interaction with the curriculum committee to coordinate various library and information resources with planned curricular design.