On July 1, 2010, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry welcomed Dr. Michael J. Strong as dean, succeeding Dr. Carol Herbert who had served as dean for two terms. Dr. Strong has initiated several major planning priorities within the School, focusing on organizational structure, research infrastructure and support, new education programs, space and resource planning, information technology and communications strategies. These initiatives have focused on a range of short-term priorities for Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and have laid the foundation for a new strategic plan to address long-term priorities.
The time is right to position Schulich Medicine & Dentistry as a global leader. New leadership is in place at Western, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and at a number of affiliated teaching hospitals. The last strategic plan, Shaping the Future of Health Care – 2006-2010, has positioned Schulich Medicine & Dentistry on firm ground to plan for the next 5 to 10 years.
This new strategic plan Optimizing Life-long Health sets out a transformative vision for Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, including key strategic directions, goals, milestones, and priorities for the next 12 to 18 months.