Dean's Responsibilities

Dean's Responsibilities

The Dean is responsible for:

  • Preparing and administering the budget of the School of Medicine;
  • Developing and maintaining good relationships with students/trainees, faculty, staff and alumni;
  • Fostering professionalism, diversity and a positive work/learning environment in the SOM;
  • Ensuring the quality of trainees (medical students, graduate students, residents, fellows, and postdoctoral trainees) and consistency of trainees with the SOM mission, including diversity goals;
  • Maintaining and enhancing undergraduate, graduate, graduate medical education, and continuing medical education, including providing coordinated oversight of the curriculum and curricular change;
  • Overseeing the SOM research agenda including fostering of interdisciplinary programs, basic research, clinical research and translational research;
  • Ensuring the clinical environment provides high quality patient care and is conducive to appropriate integration of the educational and research programs.