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The Shreveport Times 11/22/74 At LSU Med School Private Practice Sought for Faculty By Elaine King Of The Times Staff Drafting of a plan under which doctors on the fulltime faculty at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport could enter private practice is under way, Dean Clifford G. Grulee said Friday. "A very preliminary first draft" is expected to be completed in about three weeks for presentation to the task force studying the proposal, he said. The task force will review the plan. The final plan will be approved by faculty members also before it is submitted to the University board, Dr. Grulee said. Target date for the plan to be submitted to the board is in the spring. The 10-member task force includes members from the medical community and the faculty, he said. John Kasionic, consultant from Seattle, has been retained to help draft the plan, Dr. Grulee said. Cost for the consulting service is about $26,000 and is being financed on about a 50-50 basis by private gifts and university funds, he said. Currently physiciaas on the fulltime faculty at the medical school do not engage in private practice. That stems from an arrangement made prior to his assuming the deanship, Dr. Grulee said. One of the terms of his acceptance, the dean added, was that a plan be devised to allow the physiciaas "earn appropriate sums from professional services" that "reflect the balance" between a professional practice and teaching and research activities. A physician can not teach patient care without doing it, Dr. Grulee added. If the medical school intends to develop the "excellence of faculty it is committed to,'' it will be necessary, the dean said, to boost the faculty salaries with at least "limited earnings." The intent of a private practice plan, Dr. Grulee said, is not "opened - ended competition in private practice." A private practice plan was approved for the medical school in New Orleans in the past few months, which might help obtain approval of a similar plan for Shreveport, the dean said.
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King, Elaine T.
Louisiana State University School of Medicine (Shreveport, La.)
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