2020-2023 Strategic Plan

Review and Comment Period

August 28 – September 11, 2020

Academic Year 2020-21

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME)

Objective 1: We will develop and initiate a framework to support anti-racism/anti-white supremacy in undergraduate medical education (July though September 2020)

Objective 2: We will move toward fully fleshing out competency-based curriculum and assessment across all four years of the program (Fall 2020 with some strategies initiating in AY 2021-22)

Objective 3: We will retain high student matriculation and success rates (in the face of a global pandemic) (July 2020)

Graduate Medical Education (GME) 

Objective 1: Recruit, Train and Retain a Sufficient Number of Diverse and Qualified Faculty (July 2020)

Objective 2: Recruit and Retain Qualified Program and GME Staff (July 2020)

Objective 3: Assure sufficient number and diversity of patients to meet training needs (July 2020)

Objective 4: Assure sufficient resources to recruit and educate qualified residents and fellows with a diversity that represents the population served. (July 2020)

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Objective 1: Expand departmental and School of Medicine CME activities to:

  • heighten regional, national and international reputation of UofL, UofL Health and UofL faculty, leading to improved recruitment  and retention of faculty, and patient referral.
  • advance the knowledge and improve the competence and performance of UofL physician faculty with the intent of improving patient safety, patient care and patient satisfaction and advancing the education of students, residents, faculty, staff and the public and
  • address issues of discrimination, bias, racism, equity and inclusion (July 2020)

Objective 2: Develop CME offerings that highlight UofL Health's faculty expertise which will increase branding and referrals and facilitate UofL Health in growing the book of business (July 2020)

Objective 3: Expanded health system community engagement through CME offerings to support expanded preceptor network for UME and GME (July 2020)

Objective 4: Secure stable funding for CME. Excessive reliance on cosponsored programming to support basic operational costs jeopardizes the ability of the CME program to achieve its mission. CME should be regarded as mission critical for the medical center campus similar to the support the University gives to the Delphi Center. CME should be supported through the Mission Support mechanism (July 2020)

Graduate Professional Education (GPE)

Objective 1: Increase number and diversity of applications received by the Audiology and Communicative Disorders (CMDS) graduate programs. (November 2020)

Objective 2: Create a new MS programs in Biomedical Sciences that will increase SOM graduate enrollment to serve our community locally and attract candidates nationally. (November 2020)

Objective 3: Attract more undergraduate students at UoL to our SOM graduate programs through increased interaction between HSC and Belknap campus-based academic programs. Increased diversity in programs is an important part of the objective. (July 2020)

Objective 4: Provide administrative support for Postdoctoral Fellows and their faculty trainers that will enhance the training experience and help to attract additional funding through training grants and fellowships consistent with R1 research status. (September 2020)

Patient Care

Objective 1: CONTINUITY of CARE and EXPANDED ACCESS – Move from a physician enterprise that focused on episodic care to a system that provides excellent life-based care including wellness, population health and multi-specialty clinics. (July 2020)

Objective 2: QUALITY - Build highly reliable, comprehensive relationships with our patients. (July 2020)

Objective 3: EQUITY & DIVERSITY - Build collaborative, innovative patient care environments that are foundationally built upon mutual respect, fair treatment, and equal access to care and opportunity. (October 2020)


Material Pending Submission


Objective 1: Create an inclusive environment where everyone across the SOM feels welcomed, included, respected, supported, and valued (2020-21)

Objective 2: Enhance diversity across all areas of the SOM by increasing the number of individuals from groups historically underrepresented in medicine (URiM). Emphasis on individuals who identify as African American/Black and Latinx (AY 2020-21 with some strategies initiating in academic year 2021-22)

Objective 3: Expand diversity related functions across all areas of the SOM by enhancing the Diversity Infrastructure, Adequate Human Resource, Adequate Fiscal Resources and Improve SOM-wide Integration (Under development)