Medical school to unveil plan for future growth

May 13, 2014 11:00 AM

Keith Brannon
kbrannon@tulane.edu

After an intensive six-month process, officials at Tulane University School of Medicine are ready to unveil Vision 2020, a strategic plan to map out future growth and distinction for the school over the next five years. 

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Dr. Lee Hamm, dean and senior vice president of the medical school, will present Vision 2020, a strategic plan to map out distinction for the school over the next five years. (Photo by Sally Asher)


Dr. Lee Hamm, dean and senior vice president of the medical school, will present the plan at a town hall scheduled for 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday (May 14) in the main auditorium at 1430 Tulane Ave. in downtown New Orleans.

Vision 2020 will outline strategic priorities such as expanding translational research, enhancing value in education and identifying destination centers.  Vision 2020 leaders received feedback from nearly 1,000 alumni, students, trainees, faculty and staff earlier this year with the stakeholder survey. Participants identified top priorities such as delivering highest quality patient care, providing high-value education and achieving national distinction in research.  

Town hall audience members will be able to ask questions and offer input about implementation, says Tonette Krousel-Wood, Vision 2020 strategic planning chair.

“There will definitely be opportunities to ask questions and provide feedback,” she says. “The support of faculty, staff and all of our stakeholders is of most importance during the implementation phase when we engage the people with the boots on the ground to roll out the plan.”

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 distinction. Over 100 faculty, trainees, staff and leaders have served on planning committees.

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