Springing into Action

As winter (hopefully) subsides, our Academic Strategic Planning is springing into action. Our Mission groups are starting to meet and our Tactical group discussions are underway. As departments and centers are beginning to submit their SWOT analyses, commonalities and trends are beginning to emerge that will help us plan where our efforts need to be directed over the next few years. Please encourage your area to participate so that your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats will be considered in our overall plan.

Our flywheel is being primed.

Our Volkswagen is being disassembled (and examined).

Planning is officially under way.

As a reminder, the Academic Strategic Planning website can be found at: https://med.virginia.edu/asp/

Another sign of Spring: MATCH DAY! I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the students of SMD14 and thank the faculty and instructors who participated in their education. I had the privilege of attending Match Day last week — what a joyous event. Our students will be going to programs all over the country. Thank you for your continued commitment and dedication to our educational mission.

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Additionally, the match results for our training programs were exceptional. All of our programs did well in matching highly talented students from medical schools all across the country. We look forward to welcoming these outstanding new physicians when they join our UVA family in June.

Spring is in the air!

Sincerely,

Nancy E. Dunlap, MD, PhD, MBA
Dean, UVA School of Medicine
James Carroll Flippin Professor of Medical Science

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