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TODAY news for Thursday, December 17, 2007

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First annual clinical faculty fall consortium held

Roy Wu (left), physician recruiter, and Tamara Thomas, MD, associate dean for faculty development, School of Medicine, and professor, department of emergency medicine, helped organize the 2007 clinical faculty fall consortium.
Roy Wu (left), physician recruiter, and Tamara Thomas, MD, associate dean for faculty development, School of Medicine, and professor, department of emergency medicine, helped organize the 2007 clinical faculty fall consortium.
 The first annual clinical faculty fall consortium was held on Tuesday, November 27, 2007, in the Wong Kerlee International Conference Center at Loma Linda University.

The consortium was hosted by Loma Linda University Health Care physician recruitment and faculty development, and sponsored in part by the LLU School of Medicine, Faculty Physicians and Surgeons, and Faculty Medical Group. 

“The goal of the faculty consortium is to provide a convenient stop for clinical faculty members to review benefits and services available to them and their families on an annual basis,” says Tamara Thomas, MD, associate dean for faculty development, School of Medicine. “We have had great feedback from the event and look forward to providing these and other services to benefit our physician faculty. We realize how busy our faculty members are and would like to provide ways to help them with their busy lives.”

Barbara Sharp, executive director of physician recruitment and faculty development, called attention to the contributions of everyone who helped with planning and producing the event.

“First and foremost, we appreciate the work and contributions of our physician faculty,” she said. “We would also like to recognize the support of our sponsors and exhibitors, many of whom represent on-campus departments and services.”

A variety of premium gifts were awarded during a prize drawing at the consortium. Winners included Lloyd Dayes, MD, PhD (Starbucks gift basket), Joseph Fan, MD (iPod Nano), Kim Hamai, MD (canister gift basket), Sharon Riesen, MD (iPod Nano) and Mateen Trimzi, MD (iPod Touch).

For more information about the consortium, contact physician recruitment and faculty development at extension 49758.

By James Ponder

TODAY news for Thursday, December 17, 2007