In the past three weeks we have had much to celebrate as the UofL School of Medicine ushers in a new era in education. In late September we formally opened the renovated instructional building, marking a highly visible accomplishment in our transformation of how we educate and train future physicians.
I’m pleased to report that we submitted our LCME Action Plan on July 30th. The LCME will take action on our plan at its October meeting and if endorsed, will set a date for our follow up focused visit.
As the start of classes nears, so does the end of the renovation project. We are on schedule for an August 1 completion.
It would be easy to say the pace of the renovation is increasing, but it has been fast-tracked from the start. The visible impacts are increasing. The wood finish panels on the first floor are installed and being protected during these final weeks. The carpeting will begin to be installed next week and the final coat of paint will be applied.
Progress update on the renovation efforts for the Instructional Building.
There will be periodic restrictions to accessing the first and second floor corridors between 5:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday, during June and July.
Video of Dean's Forum available for Students and Faculty.
Renovation on the instructional building continues at its accelerated pace to ensure completion of the project by early August. The abatement on the second floor is scheduled to be completed Friday, a week ahead of the original schedule. Wall framing layout and duct work installation will begin next week.