School of Medicine Deans Report Faculty Senate 3/12/12
The Match Day Ceremony will be held on Friday, March 16th at 11:00 a.m. in
Levin Hall Main Auditorium
New this year is the NRMPs Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAPSM). The new Program will replace the Scramble. See details below.
What is SOAP?
Ψ SOAP is not a second match. It is a series of offers by programs.
Ψ It is a process through which positions offered by unfilled programs are accepted by unmatched applicants during Match Week.
Ψ Unfilled programs electing to participate in SOAP offer positions to SOAP-eligible unmatched applicants through the Registration, Ranking, and Results (R3) System.
Ψ The R3 System offers positions to applicants in order of a programs preference.
Ψ Applicants can receive multiple offers in any round.
Ψ Positions offered/accepted during SOAP establish a binding commitment enforced by the Match Participation Agreement.
Homecoming for the School of Medicine was held March 8-10, 2012. During this event the President and Mrs. David Callender hosted a reception honoring the classes of 1962 and all distinguished alumni. Five SOM alumni have been selected for the Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2012 in honor of their outstanding service to the medical profession. Each year, recipients for this award are honored at a special Alumni Association reception and at the School of Medicine Commencement Ceremony. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the alumni of the School of Medicine. Recipients are as follows:
· Bohn D. Allen, MD, FACS (Arlington, TX)
· Gerald Callas, MD, PhD (Tiki Island, TX)
· John D. Oswalt, MD (Austin, TX)
· Mark W. Newton, MD (Kijabe, KENYA)
· Frank C. Schmalstieg, Jr., MD, PhD (UTMB faculty member)
UTMB Connect will enable UTMB Health to implement new documentation and coding requirements needed to bill patients for our services. It is an extensive and mission-critical initiative that will replace all revenue cycle information systems such as scheduling, registration and billing. The project will prepare us for the changes required to support a transition to documentation and coding using the latest generation of ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes. These systems will maximize the efficiency of our work while improving care for patients through a one patient, one record" approach. The end result will be:
Better, safer care
More personalized service
Single patient bill
The budget process for FY13 is underway for the Academic Enterprise. Over the next several months, we will be working to formulate departmental budgets. Below is the calendar for budget preparation activities:
Departmental ReviewsManagement Discussion and Analysis January 1-31st
School of Medicine/Health System Budget Hearings February 1- March 16th
Faculty Recruitment Plan Finalized March 16th
Academic Enterprise Finalize Unit Targets March 27th
Hyperion Upgrade and Web Training April 1-30th
Chairs State of Budget Review Meeting April 5th
Administrators State of Budget Review Meeting April 6th
Web Forms Training April 17-26th
Academic Enterprise Department Targets Approved April 30th
Targets Issued to the Departments May 1st
Budget Forums May 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd
Departments will Load Budget into Hyperion Planning System May 1-31st
Budget Due to Provost Operations and Fiscal Affairs May 31st
Provost Office will work with Departments to Reconcile Budgets June 1-15th
Provost Office to Finalized Budget in Hyperion Planning System June 20th
A joint meeting was held last week between the School of Medicine and UTMB Health System for the purpose of working collaboratively to prioritize clinical recruiting needs. Discussion included:
Clinical Strategic Plan: Recommendations for incremental faculty recruitment over the next eight years (FY2012-FY2020) for the following service lines:
o Heart, thoracic and vascular
o Transplant Services.
Review of Departmental Clinical Faculty Requests/Recommendations