New staff orientation is a half-day program that provides an overview of the Perelman SOM as well as specific useful information about key functions and resources that are important to Perelman SOM staff. Specifically, the program will help new staff:
understand the Perelman School of Medicine's past, mission, and vision for the future
understand the Perelman School of Medicine's organizational and reporting structure
learn relevant functional departments contacts and numbers
identify resources that are available to support you as a Perelman School of Medicine employee
It is expected that all new employees and transfers to the Perelman School of Medicine will participate in the orientation as soon after their start date as possible. Orientation sessions are generally scheduled monthly, but may vary with the volume of new hires. Invitations are sent directly to all new staff and transfers at their home address. There are three ways to register:
An international conference organized by the Master of Public Administration Program, in collaboration with The African & Caribbean Business Council.
While other regions of the world are making strides in improving the living standards of their citizens, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is still trapped in poverty with more than 40% of its 600 million people living below the internationally recognised absolute poverty level of US$ 1 per day. Several reports highlight corruption as one of the institutional and systemic problems responsible for keeping million of Africans under absolute poverty. In fact, the 2008 Transparency International report demonstrates a direct link between corruption and failure of societal institutions to effectively achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in SSA. It is a serious concern that the goals of halving poverty in SSA by the year 2015 from the level of 1990 will not be met.
After completing this activity, participants should be able to:
• Apply the latest clinical guidelines in the management of endocrine diseases • Evaluate and efficacy of therapeutic options in endocrine disorders • Describe the results of translational research as it pertains to endocrine diseases
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education to physicians
Designation of Credit
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.