After serving since January 1 as interim co-director of UTHealth Houston’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), the appointment was made official this month for Angela Gomez, EdD, MBA, MS. Gomez is the McGovern Center’s senior coordinator of special programs and has led the assessment efforts of the QEP.
She will occupy the co-directorship alongside Sandy McKay, MD, FAAP, associate professor of pediatrics. The duo will lead a team of faculty, representing each of the university’s six schools, who are responsible for developing and implementing learning activities for the QEP.
The QEP is a component linked to the university’s accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges Commission of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC). In December 2021, SACS officially reaffirmed UTHealth Houston’s accreditation through 2031. The university’s QEP is Healthcare Policy for Health Professionals, or HP2, which brings new and enhanced health policy education to the students of UTHealth Houston.
Guided by three student learning outcomes, the program has brought forth several educational activities thus far, including a Civics 101 Module, the Virtual Interprofessional Policy Simulation, or VIPS (a collaboration with the Center for Interprofessional Collaboration), and Health Policy Forums.