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Thank You to All Those Who Braved the Blizzard

Thank You to All Those Who Braved the Blizzard

We survived the blizzard of 2016 which, in no small part, is due to the dedication and commitment of you, our DOM faculty, trainees and staff.  Thanks to each of you and all your team members we were able to seamlessly continue outstanding patient care in spite of the exceptional weather conditions.  You are a(...)

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New Leadership Roles in the Department of Medicine

New Leadership Roles in the Department of Medicine

With such a large department with multiple missions competing for attention, the role of administrator can best be tackled by splitting the position to allow each administrator to focus on a more specific set of tasks. With this in mind, I decided to name two internal candidates as administrators for our department going forward. Matt(...)

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Medicine (and Compensation) Matters: Fall 2015 Update

Medicine (and Compensation) Matters: Fall 2015 Update

Lots of progress has been made on the compensation model since the series of posts this summer and the most recent post naming the committee members. The steering committee and subcommittees have met to learn more about the mechanics of the model, so they can educate others about how the model will work and gain important(...)

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One year and counting

One year and counting

It is with great satisfaction and immense gratitude that I take this opportunity to summarize my first year in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. This was a year of many events both good and arresting. It did not fail to disappoint in providing exciting opportunities, unexpected challenges and many twists and turns.(...)

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Medicine (and Compensation) Matters: Faculty Forum Recap

Medicine (and Compensation) Matters: Faculty Forum Recap

Thank you for everyone who attended one of the open forums last month to discuss our progress toward building a comprehensive departmental compensation model. I continue to appreciate the high level of engagement on this important project. For those faculty who were not able to attend any of the sessions due to scheduling conflicts, a(...)

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Medicine (and Compensation) Matters: Compensation Committee

Medicine (and Compensation) Matters: Compensation Committee

The next major step in our efforts to develop a comprehensive compensation plan for the department is to convene members of the DOM compensation committee. This committee will be primarily tasked to provide guidance on the steps necessary to operationalize the model over the next year and serve as an advocate for education and adoption(...)

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Medicine (and Compensation) Matters: the AAMC

Medicine (and Compensation) Matters: the AAMC

In many ways the Department of Medicine operates like a very large multi-specialty group practice with a wide range of expertise from primary care to high-end procedural specialties. This heterogeneity in our practice contributes to a complex salary structure where variation in clinical salaries are driven by market differences. These differences are why our salary(...)

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Medicine (and Compensation) Matters: Part 5: Next Steps & Summary

Medicine (and Compensation) Matters: Part 5: Next Steps & Summary

There is still much to do to build a working model. We will continue to have compensation model discussions and updates at upcoming division director meetings and soon will select a compensation committee that is broadly representative of our department. In addition, the DOM administrative team will have discussions and training with division administrators, financial(...)

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Medicine (and Compensation) Matters: Part 4: (likely to be) Frequently Asked Questions

Medicine (and Compensation) Matters: Part 4: (likely to be) Frequently Asked Questions

A model should be built on principles, but what are these principles?  One critical principle is equal work for equal pay. What does equal pay for equal work mean, precisely, and how would this principle be operationalized? Equal pay for equal work means that faculty engaged in the same activities, with the same seniority status(...)

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Medicine (and Compensation) Matters: Part 3: Clinical FTE

Medicine (and Compensation) Matters: Part 3: Clinical FTE

Since last summer, our division directors and division and department administrators have worked to develop, and in some cases update, department-wide principles to guide a quantitative definition of a clinical full-time equivalent/employee (cFTE).  A clear cFTE definition for each division and service area is a tool to measure clinical productivity, perform a gap analysis for(...)

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