Reminder: UNC Hospitals Physician/Advanced Practice Provider Survey

On May 15, clinicians at UNC Hospitals received an email regarding the UNC Hospitals Physician/Advanced Practice Provider Survey. The email was delivered from The Advisory Board, and all clinicians are encouraged to participate in the survey to provide vital feedback.

Some clinicians have expressed concerns about opening this email considering the ongoing threat of malware which is in the news. The concern about information security is appreciated, but this email is legitimate. Others have reported the message going to their "spam" folder, so if you have not received the message, please check your spam box.

Those who have not yet participated in the survey will receive a second email on Tuesday, May 23. The email will come from

The purpose of the survey is to learn clinicians' views on the practice environment at UNC Hospitals. Insights gained through this survey exercise will be used to enhance policies and programs. For example, following last year's survey UNC Hospitals expanded physician wellness programs and began the process of a comprehensive internal communications audit.

Read more about the survey in this memo from Thomas Ivester, MD, and Matt Mauro, MD.

Dear Colleagues,

Medical staff engagement is a top priority at UNC Hospitals, and it is critical for us to know the issues that are important to you. In this regard, we are pleased to engage in a system-wide effort to assess clinician satisfaction and engagement.

All clinicians will be invited to take part in the survey.  This survey is administered by the Advisory Board and contains some questions which are asked of all participants in the survey, allowing for robust benchmarking of our results. We have added some questions which are unique to UNC Hospitals.

The purpose of the survey is to learn how you view the practice environment at the UNC Medical Center and to understand the drivers of engagement. The lessons learned will allow us to enhance programs and policies to make UNC Hospitals the best place to practice.

The survey is completely confidential. To ensure confidentiality, the Advisory Board will provide us with only aggregated results. Your identity will be carefully protected by the Advisory Board; and your privacy will be maintained in all data shared with UNC Hospitals. The Advisory Board will only use your name or email address to contact you to participate in this survey.

On May 15, 2017 you will receive a web link in an email from, directing you to the survey. The survey is easy to complete, and should take no more than 5-10 minutes. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Carol Edenton at or 919-966-0598 or the Advisory Board at to view commonly asked questions.

Thank you in advance for your participation in this study.

Sincerely yours,               


Thomas Ivester, MD                                                

VP, Medical Affairs                                              

CMO,  UNC Hospitals   


Matt Mauro, MD

CEO, UNC Faculty Physicians

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