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Projects

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Three projects fall under the umbrella of the Physician and Scientist Satisfaction Initiative, which is intended to help create community, engagement and trust among members of the Baylor College of Medicine community.

These projects are:

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Professionalism Grand Rounds

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Professionalism is a universal core competency across health science training programs and is fundamental to the mission and vision of Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). Across the institution, there remains confusion regarding how BCM defines professionalism, including institutional expectations for professional behaviors.

The Center for Professionalism has been charged with ensuring a shared understanding of the definition of professionalism at BCM and offers a 50-minute session on “Professionalism: The Why, What And How” to all departments across BCM. Which in addition to promoting a uniform message regarding professionalism, we hope and expect that this program will help you satisfy accreditation requirements related to professionalism education.

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Muffins with Mentors

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The goal of these sessions is for selected BCM teachers/leaders to give inspirational talks in an intimate setting about how they have found meaning in their careers, what keeps them motivated and to share information about their career paths to a group of learners and junior faculty.  

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Lunch with the BOSS

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Every other month, 10 faculty members are invited to eat lunch with President and CEO Dr. Paul Klotman. The goal is to increase faculty exposure to senior leadership; open lines of communication between senior leadership and faculty; improve sense of connection and purpose with the Baylor mission, vision and values.

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Walk in My Shoes

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Once a quarter selected administrators/clinic managers throughout Baylor are invited to shadow a faculty member for three hours of a routine day. The goal is to build stronger relationships between faculty and administrators and foster a better understanding of each pair’s daily work.

Physician engagement is critical and its success is reflected in various ways:

  • Retention/Turnover
  • Patient Safety/Quality
  • Patient Satisfaction | Press Ganey Scores
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P E E P S S

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Six groups of 12 members of the Baylor faculty will be assembled into Professionalism and Engagement Elevating Physician and Scientist Satisfaction (PEEPSS) groups that will meet once a month for six months to build a network of colleagues and socialize.

The goals are to:

  • Increase familiarity among clinicians
  • Decrease in referral leakage
  • Improve sense of connection

Burnout index tool will be used as a measurement tool.

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Sound of Well-Being

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Due to the success of  the Sound of Well-Being Series, the musical journey to well-being that covered topics such as increasing resiliency by creating music, music in family life, and the impact of music on the brain, and because YOU, the BCM community requested, the Texas Medical Orchestra has agreed to continue this lunch time series for your enjoyment. The award-winning Texas Medical Orchestra includes members of the BCM community and features musically inspired presentations, conducted by Libi Lebel.

These sessions are in person, live at Noon in the Cullen Auditorium, and are available via Zoom:
Zoom Link - Password: 921613

The upcoming sessions are:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 13, Concert 3 – Holiday Music
  • Tuesday, Feb.14, Concert 4 – Music and Love
  • Tuesday, April 11, Concert 5 - TBA
  • Tuesday, June 13, Concert 6 - TBA
  • Tuesday, July 11, Concert 7 - TBA
  • Tuesday, Aug. 15, Concert 8 – Closing Concert

There is no registration for these concerts, brought to you by College wellness programs BCM BeWell and BCM LIFE and The Center for Professionalism. Email wellness@bcm.edu for questions.

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Hap-Pie-ness Project, Not Just Pie-In-The Sky

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The Center for Professionalism and BCM BeWell groups joined together for this project. It was designed to help participants think about their current definition of success and shift these goals to internal rather than external ones. This was a four-session series during the month of August 2021, National Happiness Month. The Hap-PIE-ness Project’s distinguished speakers guided participants through creating a new mindset for enhancing personal happiness, healthy mind, physical health, success, and well-being.

View the following videos as informational learning tools:

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More Information

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For more information about the Physician and Scientist Satisfaction Initiative, email Dr. Ellen Friedman, director of the Center for Professionalism and professor of otolaryngology.