- Did You Know?
- February is Staff Appreciation Month!
- Monthly Meetings Start In March
- PRiSM is LIVE and Waiting for YOU!
- Staff Spotlight
- Who you are and what do you do?
- What are the most important things you’re working on?
- Why do you like working for DFM?
- What are your passions?
- What do you do away from work?
- Favorite band/music?
- Favorite movie and why?
- Little-known fact:
- Good Stuff is Going On!
- It’s Baby-Palooza in Family Medicine!
- Wellness Wednesdays…
February is Staff Appreciation Month!
Look for daily features in your inbox starting February 3rd on all the great staff people that work behind the scenes to make the DFM one of the top Family Medicine departments in the country! We will be featuring 1-2 staff members per day and we are also hosting a lunch on February 6th for them to thank them for their efforts. If you work individually with a certain staff member, please be sure to thank them specifically for what they help you out with.
Monthly Meetings Start In March
Starting in March, we are switching to MONTHLY meetings (instead of quarterly) in order to provide more opportunities for communication among department employees. Our first monthly meeting will be March 12 in the 7th floor Board Room at AO1. Please click here to RSVP if you haven’t already!
These will be recorded and both the recordings and the slides/materials presented will be available online shortly after the meeting if you can’t attend in person.
PRiSM is LIVE and Waiting for YOU!
As mentioned at the December meeting, and included in numerous emails to you since, PRiSM, the “new DOMINO” is active and ready for you to complete your performance review. Of note: the review period has changed to the calendar year, so be sure to include your work and accomplishments from 1/13 – 12/13 (there will be some overlap from the last review this time). It’s pretty user-friendly – Erin Inglis (Rose) was the first to complete her review two weeks ago, but please let or know if you have questions.
Additionally, the UCH Medical Staff Office is introducing a new online credentialing and privileging system. Effective immediately, all initial applications are being processed electronically. This will also apply to reappointments effective April 1, 2014 or later. You will receive more information from Regina once your credentialing cycle is up.
Marcy Osner, MSE Preceptor & Site Development Coordinator
Member of DFM since: August, 2013
Who you are and what do you do?
I am excited to have the opportunity to build strong relationships with the rural preceptors as well as bring additional preceptors to our group. This also entails placing third year students with a preceptor that best fits their interest during their rural community care rotation.
I have had several years of experience managing the relationships of both clients and partners within the health care industry. Prior to joining the Department of Family Medicine, I gained experience within a health care information technology corporation as well as a pharmacy benefit management company. Education is an important part of everyday life and I am excited for to be a part of such a passionate group of individuals.
What are the most important things you’re working on?
Developing and improving communications with preceptors and working on cultivating those relationships. Also, helping administer the MSA program for our students to get them interested and excited about Family Medicine.
Why do you like working for DFM?
The atmosphere is friendly and laid back making it easy to learn more about the different areas within the department. Everybody around you is so dedicated and works so hard on what they are doing.
What are your passions?
Process improvement so that we can serve our volunteer clinical faculty better. They are doing a service out of the goodness of their hearts, which in return is giving students a great exposure to family medicine.
What do you do away from work?
I am learning to snowboard this year. I love to do projects around our house, anything crafty, baking and cooking.
Pearl Jam is my all-time favorite band, and I even got to see them live last year!
Favorite movie and why?
Princess Bride – I used to watch it with my brother every time I would go to my grandma’s growing up.
I am a Jayhawk…that is really not a secret, but it should be here! (She is also a Chiefs fan, but we will forgive her since she rooted for the Broncos in the Super Bowl.)
It’s Baby-Palooza in Family Medicine!
Since December 1, 2013 we’ve had 4 new family members join the ranks!
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- Big boy Ryder Bailey (mom Mollie) was born 12/8/13 weighing in at 9 pounds, 2oz, and 21” long.
- Cora Lyn Langner (mom Shannon) was born a month later on 1/8/14 at a much more manageable 6lbs, 15oz, and 18.75 inches.
- Tana Leiszler (dad Matt) arrived on 1/21/14, weighing in at 6lbs, 13oz, and measuring 19inches.
- Lucy Sophia Inglis (mom Erin) born 1/28/14, weighing 6 lbs, 15oz, and 18.5 inches.
- Mia Bertolli (mom Rita) is expected any day now!
…are continuing – join us the 3rd Wednesday of each month for a different lunch –and-learn topic related to your health! Upcoming sessions (AO1, room 3101 from noon-1:00 p.m.):
- February 19th – Nutrition Myths with Bonnie Jortberg, Stephanie Kirchner and Robyn Wearner
- March 19th – Human Performance Lab with Nick Edwards from the Health & Wellness Center
Also, we have a great personal trainer named Adam who is getting us into shape every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. The workouts are high in variety; sometimes we do cardio, sometimes we do conditioning, this last week we did weights and core. Our team exercises have been really FUN! You will laugh and really enjoy yourself and get a full one-hour workout without having to motivate yourself alone! .
If you are not currently part of the group receiving the exercise emails and want to start participating, please contact Rita Bertolli.