Change in family medicine residency program announced at board meeting

February 18, 2014 | News, UToday, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, UTMC
By Meghan Cunningham

A family medicine residency program is set to again be part of The University of Toledo Medical Center.

As of July 1, UTMC will begin running a family medicine program after a similar program at St. Luke’s Hospital in existence since 2007 comes to an end, David Morlock, UT executive vice president for finance and administration and chief executive officer for hospitals and health centers, told the University Board of Trustees on Monday.

A previous family medicine program, which was established in 1977, had been at UTMC but ended when the program at St. Luke’s began. During the transition year, a family medicine residency program will remain at the Maumee hospital but be run by UTMC.

Trustees approved 2014-15 sabbatical leaves for 12 faculty members and a name change of the Department of Chemistry to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

President Lloyd Jacobs told the board he expects to bring the issue of a potential Main Campus smoking ban to the appropriate board committee next month. A student survey, Faculty Senate and University Council all have expressed support for such a ban, but it is a topic that will need full debate, the president said.

Trustees also heard an update on the Academic Village housing development planned for where the former Dowd, Nash and White residence halls once stood on the northwest corner of campus. The 492-bed housing development is slated to break ground in May and open by August 2015.

Reports also were given about University research from Dr. William Messer, UT’s new vice president for research, and on program accreditations from Dr. Scott Scarborough, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

*This story was updated Thursday, Feb. 20.

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