In the first installment from an upcoming series of blog posts focusing on the Leadership Development Program, we will begin to tell the story of how this program was developed and how it has evolved over time.
Recruiting the best and the brightest to our profession requires us to improve the working environment of a growing group of residents who choose to become pregnant and begin families during their surgical training.
With the goal of building and maintaining the highest performing teams in academic surgery, a multifaceted approach to recruit new faculty at all ranks was implemented in the Department of Surgery at The University of Michigan.
"What I witnessed was the extremely positive impact the program had on my colleagues who went through it, the impact on the Department, and the way that others both inside and outside the institution viewed this opportunity."
The Michigan Promise represents a longitudinal investment in the faculty of the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan, recognizing that success is due to the talent, commitment, and vision of its faculty.
The Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network, or Michigan-OPEN ( michigan-open.org ), aims to reduce excess opioid prescribing, post-operative use and unintended opioid diversion into local communities.