Achieving and maintaining a diverse surgical workforce is essential to eliminate healthcare disparities in patient care, improve patient outcomes, increase innovation in health research, and cultivate future generations of surgeons.
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.
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.
"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."