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Vision 2020 proposes top
priorities for future

Focusing more resources on translational research, enhancing value in education and identifying centers of excellence are just some of the priorities emerging from Vision 2020, an intensive strategic planning process that will shape the School of Medicine's growth and distinction in the years ahead.

Dr. Lee Hamm
Dr. Lee Hamm

Plan leaders reviewed a preliminary list of recommendations for the school's top priorities. "These cut across the missions of education, clinical service and research," said Dr. Lee Hamm, dean and senior vice president. "We anticipate they'll set the stage for advancing our stature nationally and globally."

Vision 2020 leaders received feedback from nearly 1,000 alumni, students, trainees, faculty and staff earlier this year with the stakeholder survey. Participants identified the following as top priorities: delivering highest quality patient care, providing cost-effective high-value education and achieving national distinction in research. The full survey results are available here.

The proposed priorities, which are posted on the Vision 2020 website, also include developing junior faculty within the school's primary research areas, creating learning academies for students and trainees and fostering a culture of "lifelong learning" within the school's educational mission, Hamm explained.

Major stakeholders within the school have been working since November to create a comprehensive plan that articulates the school's vision for the future, its core mission and goals for national distinction. Over 100 faculty, trainees, staff and leaders have served on planning committees. The final plan will be unveiled at a town hall on May 14.

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