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:
Professionalism Grand Rounds
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.
Muffins with Mentors
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.
Lunch with the BOSS
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.
Walk in My Shoes
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:
- Patient Safety/Quality
- Patient Satisfaction | Press Ganey Scores
P E E P S S
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.
Sound of Well-Being
Hap-Pie-ness Project, Not Just Pie-In-The Sky
For more information about the Physician and Scientist Satisfaction Initiative, email Dr. Ellen Friedman, director of the Center for Professionalism and professor of otolaryngology.