Our overarching aspiration is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. Keeping that goal in mind, this plan was created through a thorough, year-long strategic planning process. After much input from faculty, staff, students, and other members of the School of Medicine community, the plan was launched in 2019. Six major imperatives focus our efforts to reach our goal:
Research that is highly innovative and aimed towards making a difference in our patients’ lives
Education that prepares healthcare leaders of the future – in service to our state, nation and beyond
Diverse faculty, staff and learners, embedded in a culture where all are included and can prosper
Faculty that can thrive and make a difference in their chosen career paths
Community service and impact at the state, national and global levels
An administrative infrastructure and staff that is empowered to fulfill UNC’s mission
Forward Together Dashboard
The SOM Forward Together Dashboard provides the SOM community with an overview of the performance metrics selected to monitor the progress of our strategic plan initiatives across our six imperatives. This information is updated quarterly.
The full dashboard view is available with Onyen access. Please use the ‘request access’ link if you are not immediately transferred to the Dashboard after signing in.
Celebrating Staff Achievements
Our staff are key to accomplishing our goals across our six imperatives. To acknowledge staff excellence in each of these six areas, the Dean’s Performance Awards celebrate individual or group efforts each year that make significant contributions in each imperative area to help us reach our vision.
Clinical Laboratory Science Student Laboratory Manager
Asthma and Lung Biology Executive Assistant
Martha O. Modlin, MBA
Director of Business Operations
Administrative Support Specialist
Dawn Morriston, MPH
Associate Director of Educational Programs
Margaret Waltz, PhD
Department of Social Medicine Research Associate
Forward Together Portfolio
Beginning in 2018, faculty, staff, learners and the Dean’s Office worked together to create the School of Medicine’s (SOM) 2019-2024 strategic plan, Forward Together. This portfolio, issued in 2019, outlines how the SOM will reach the desired vision of becoming the top public school of medicine in the nation. The Forward Together website was launched in tandem to provide up-to-date information as the plan is implemented. Download Strategic Plan