Strategic Plan Annual Report and Creating a Diverse WMed
Monday, September 28, 2015
Strategic Plan Annual Report 2014-15
The medical school mission, vision, values, and six strategies are the foundational components of the 2014-18 strategic plan that guides our institution. The Strategic Plan Annual Report 2014-15 is a report on our progress as we work together to complete annual objectives and accomplish the multi-year plan. I encourage you to review the Annual Report to learn more. This past year, 2014-15, was a year of firsts that gives us many reasons to celebrate. Our success is achieved because of the relentless commitment of the faculty, residents, fellows, and staff who strive for excellence every day in all that we do. I am very pleased with our progress and what we have accomplished together.
Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Learning and Working Environment
The medical school values statement recognizes that we achieve excellence by valuing inclusiveness and diversity. Understanding who we are is important to us as we implement plans to increase the diversity of our students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff. A comprehensive set of characteristics guides the medical school to identify uniqueness and promote diversity, which are detailed in our policy GEN03, Commitment to Diversity and Inclusiveness. Among the individual characteristics that bring value to the learning and working environment, there are three that we measure and report because they address potential healthcare inequities in the future. These three are gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic background. Our Medical Student Recruitment Plan guides the process to recruit medical students, with specific actions to continue to enhance the diversity of our medical student body. The success is evident in our two class profiles. Similarly, we are enhancing our faculty and staff recruitment strategies. The Diversity and Inclusiveness External Advisory Council meets regularly and provides assistance to the medical school to help us define and achieve our diversity goals.