Schulich school of Medicine and Dentistry logo Strategic Plan Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Vision & Mission

Dr. McLachlin teaching students in a lab setting.

Our Vision

Dean Strong, early in his tenure as dean, has advocated the need for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry to engage around an inspired and shared vision. The creation of a new vision for Schulich Medicine & Dentistry sought to integrate its current and emerging strengths and assets – including its research strengths, its strategic positioning in the community of Southwestern Ontario, and its many partnerships – with several areas targeted for future growth and investment, including public health, knowledge translation, and an academic and community network. This conceptual frame aligns to a long-term vision: Schulich Medicine & Dentistry will be a global leader in optimizing life-long health through innovations in research, education and active engagement with our communities.

Our Mission

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry provides outstanding education within a research-intensive, distributed learning environment where tomorrow’s physicians, dentists, researchers and other scholars learn to be socially responsible leaders in the advancement of human health locally, regionally and globally.

Our Values

We embrace the following core values:

  • Social responsibility and accountability
  • Innovation and scientific excellence in all that we do
  • Learning experiences which foster academic leadership, critical inquiry and a passion for life-long learning
  • Compassionate, patient- and family-centred care
  • Diversity
  • Collaboration and partnership