Updated affiliation FAQs posted after campus-wide feedback

June 10, 2015 | Medicine and Life Sciences
By Jon Strunk



Following the May 11 announcement and the May 13 signing of a letter of intent, University officials have received substantial feedback from employees regarding the academic affiliation between The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences and ProMedica.

That feedback has been posted on the academic affiliation website in the form of an updated Frequently Asked Questions section.

“If one person has a question, it’s safe to say others are wondering the same thing,” said Dr. Christopher Cooper, dean of the College of Medicine and senior vice president for clinical affairs. “We want to share as much feedback as we can because this may spark additional questions that help us clarify the process as we move forward.”

University leaders are in the midst of talks with ProMedica to reach a definitive agreement detailing what the academic affiliation will look like and how it will be implemented.

Dave Morlock, CEO for UT Health, said the feedback so far has been thoughtful and analytical, and it will be critical to informing the conversations with ProMedica leaders.

“We still don’t have answers for a lot of questions,” Morlock said, “but it is the feedback we are getting that will help us identify issues we haven’t thought of or find innovative approaches we might not have otherwise considered.”