Week in Review: Gold Medals; Pause Month – And More!

July 30, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Announcements,

Happy Friday!

This week in Headlines has been nothing short of celebratory! From the annual White Coat Ceremony to Michigan Medicine’s adult hospitals being ranked 11th in the nation and Gold Medal nominations for your outstanding colleagues, we have a lot to be proud of.

In case you missed anything, flip on through the Week in Review:

Put them on the podium: Who deserves a gold medal in your area?

Michigan Medicine faculty, staff and learners put their world-class talents on display each and every day. Indeed, whether in the lab, classroom or clinic, your colleagues work to make the organization a success. So, who deserves a gold medal in your area? It could be someone who excels in an individual discipline or those who lift their teammates up to new heights. Learn more about nominations here.

Pause Month is coming! Here are a few tips to help you purge your calendar

Michigan Medicine CEO Marschall Runge, M.D., Ph.D., recently suggested August be a “No Meeting” or “Pause” month in his “Less is More” blog. Whether it’s prioritizing your time, making your meetings relevant or blocking off your calendar, reducing the amount of meetings next month is highly encouraged. Take a closer look at a few ways you can pause.

Michigan Medicine Hospitals Ranked Best In Michigan, No. 11 in the U.S. News & World Report

Michigan Medicine’s adult hospitals were ranked best in Michigan and 11th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings for 2021-2022. This prestigious honor measures excellence in patient care. As the academic medical center of the University of Michigan, Michigan Medicine was also given the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll distinction. This makes the organization one of only a few U.S. hospitals that delivers the highest quality of care across a variety of specialties, as well as varying procedures and conditions. Check out the full list of rankings.

Med School journey begins at return of the White Coat Ceremony at Hill Auditorium

Last Saturday, when 170 first-year medical students took the first step on their journey to become doctors, it marked the return of one of the medical school’s grandest traditions. U-M was not able to host its annual White Coat ceremony in 2020 due to the pandemic. However, with COVID-19 and vaccination numbers improving in Michigan, the incoming Class of 2021 gathered in-person to kick-off their M1 Launch — an orientation and official welcome to the school they will call home for at least the next four years. Check out the full story and see the 2021 entering class profile.

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