Educational Retreat Summary and Goals

Educational Retreat Summary and Departmental Strategic Goals

The faculty of the Department of Radiology conducted a retreat on February 8, 2010. The The faculty was surveyed (Attachment A) prior to the retreat to determine the topics that were most relevant for discussion. This information was collated by the residency program director and forwarded to the Retreat Facilitator, Maryellen Gusic, M.D, Associate Dean for Clinical Education. The faculty in attendance (Attachment B) were divided into five different discussion groups. With Dr. Gusic’s guidance, tools were used to discuss medical student education, resident training and faculty development (Attachment C). A bulleted summary of the retreat discussion can be accessed by clicking here.

Departmental Strategic Goals

As developed from the Radiology Retreats January 25th to February 8th 2010
GOAL:  Establish mission based management at a Divisional level:
  • Establish a forum for frequent inter-Divisional communication
  • Integrate and incent research efforts at the Division level
  • Promote faculty development and mentoring
  • Develop and implement educational curricula focused on objective outcomes measures
  • Actively participate in development of operational and capital equipment budgets
  • Develop entrepreneurial endeavors that leverage divisional strengths and needs


GOAL: Provide an infrastructure to support common mission focused activities across all Radiology Divisions:
  • Implement new technology to provide effective data mining of clinical case material to support clinical management, education, clinical research, safety and quality of care
  • Support research: training, clinical trials support, grant management and research support staff
  • Establish clinical support structure (e.g.: Radiology Assistants)

GOAL:  Establish integrated continuous quality improvement program:

  • Establish training in the methodology of continuous quality improvement
  • Identify and validate quantitative measures for objective assessment of outcomes
  • Communicate CQI results and best practices within and between Divisions