Strategic Direction #3: Become a distination of choice for exceptional education and learning
The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry is well known for its exceptional education across undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, postdoctoral and continuing education programs. Students consistently give high praise for the quality of the education programs and their experience at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.
In looking to the future, strategic investments will be targeted in three major areas:
Implement and grow educational programs in public health. Such programs are fundamental to achieving Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s long-term vision and strengthening Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s knowledge translation capacity. Also important is the embedding of population and public health education in the curriculum of all programs.
Evolve Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s highly successful distributed education models – including the Windsor Program, SWOMEN, and the dental education outreach program. These programs have the potential to be national and international leaders in distributed education. Opportunities exist to build scholarship around the distributed education models and to strengthen the relationships with community-based faculty.
Enrich and grow all Schulich Medicine & Dentistry educational programs to be leading destination programs, through innovative, interdisciplinary and interprofessional curricula, keeping pace with educational directions and teaching technologies. We have learned that students are among our best teachers in helping us to explore and adopt new educational approaches and pedagogy. Enrolment growth is targeted for many of the educational programs, and new programs are being explored to meet the changing needs and interests of students. (See Appendix vi for goals and deliverables for specific education programs areas)
Schulich Medicine & Dentistry education is well-positioned to prepare leading health practitioners, scientists and health care leaders for the future.