Jules M. Ranz, M.D.
A third article, published in Psychiatric Services in September 1998, further examines the results of the second alumni survey. Despite respondents' belief that clinical collaboration activities most contribute to job satisfaction, it is in fact the performance of administrative tasks that are best correlated with overall job satisfaction. Most of the medical directors in the survey had program, rather than agency, level responsibilities. The article concludes that the role of program medical director can serve as a crucial next step for staff psychiatrists, offering the opportunity to perform administrative tasks.(Psychiatric Services 49:1203-7, 1998, see article) .
An article published in July 2000 examined the variety of roles filled by psychiatrists functioning as medical directors in community settings, through a survey of all members of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists (AACP). A classification scheme of six types of medical director positions based on level of operation and breadth of supervisory responsibility was created. This classification helps clarify the medical director's role, providing guidance to psychiatrists and agencies negotiating job descriptions for this position (Psychiatric Services 51:930-2, 2000, see article)
He has also published two other articles resulting from the above
survey. The first (The role of the psychiatrist as medical director: a
psychiatric administrators. Administration and Policy in Mental Health
2000, see article)
describes comparisons between the American Association of
Administrators and the AACP. The second (The role of the psychiatrist:
satisfaction of medical directors and staff psychiatrists. Community
Health Journal 37 : 525-539, 2001; see article) describes the results of the
survey regarding job satisfaction.
Dr. Ranz published two articles reporting on a second
survey of members of the AACP, this one asking for their perceptions of
the major changes they have experienced in their careers over the past
five years: (Demographic analysis of members of the American
Association of Community Psychiatrists. Community Mental Health Journal
40 (5), 479-486, 2004, see article; Public psychiatrists' perception of changes over
the past five years. Community Mental Health Journal 40 (5), 487-494,
2004, see article).
He was lead author of an article
published in Psychiatric
Services in 2006, written by the Mental Health Services Committee of
the Group for the
Advancement of Psychiatry, which utilized APA data to demonstrate that
and mid-career psychiatrists now spend more time in publicly-funded
organizational settings than in solo office practice (See article)
As the oldest, largest and best known program training post-graduate psychiatrists to be public sector leaders, the fellowship is frequently consulted by professionals around the country interested in establishing such programs. In response, Dr. Ranz, with the fellowship faculty, has developed seven core elements which they view as essential for such a training program. An article describing these elements will be published in Psychiatric Services in mid 2008.
A paper describing the results of a 12
site study conducted by Dr. Ranz, working with the Mental Health
Services Committee of GAP, "A Four Factor Model of Systems-Based
Practices in Psychiatry" was published
in the journal Academic Psychiatry (36 (6):473-8, 2012) (See article).
Dr. Ranz was senior author of an article describing five types of public-academic collaborations on which the fellowships are based. The collaborations focus on structural and fiscal arrangements; recruitment and retention; program evaluation, program research, and policy; primary care integration; and career development (See article).
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