Friends and Colleagues,
n my column in the first newsletter, I talked about the three former medical school deans who were providing consulting services, Deans
Phillip Pizzo, MD
, Stanford University,
Arthur Rubenstein, MBBCh,
University of Pennsylvania, Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine, and Thomas Lawley, MD, Emory School of Medicine. They spent three days in late June at UNLV examining our program. This week, we received their insightful
with nine concrete recommendations for a path forward.
One key recommendation was to reexamine our mission in the community. They believe we have an important role, an experienced and excellent team, and an innovative curriculum but our mission statement doesn't adequately convey our compelling story. Is it aspirational?
Here is our statement:
"To develop a world-class center for medical education, patient care, and research that prepares Nevada's doctors with the most innovative and technologically advanced forms of medical training while servicing the health care needs of a diverse and urban population through community partnerships."
Bold? Compelling? Aspirational?
To help us, the deans suggested we look at the statement of the new Dell Medical School at The University of Texas, Austin. It reads:
"Revolutionize how people get and stay healthy by educating leaders who transform health care; evolving new models of person-centered, multidisciplinary care that reward value; advancing innovation from discovery to outcomes; improving health in our community as a model for the nation; and redesigning the academic health environment to better serve society."
I personally think it's a bit long and complicated but I want your feedback. What do you consider bold? Compelling? Aspirational?
We'll be working on this for the next two weeks. I am interested in hearing your suggestions. Please email your ideas to email@example.com.