Efforts to restructure the College of Medicine have been underway since April 2012. Significant structural change is required over the next four years to address the long-standing issues of accountability, assignment of duties and the realignment of resources to significantly improve teaching and research outcomes.
Over the last several months, the college's Dean's Advisory Committee conducted extensive consultations with college stakeholders about the restructuring and renewal process. The resulting implementation plan is expected to be discussed by University Council as early as the Oct. 24 meeting, as required by a motion at Council's Dec. 20 meeting when members approved, in principle, the document entitled A New Vision for the College of Medicine.
"The changes outlined in the implementation plan represent a radical shift for the U of S, but are standard practice for our U15 peers, and at other medical-doctoral institutions," said Martin Phillipson, vice-provost, College of Medicine. "Changing our structures will enable the College of Medicine to change teaching, research and accreditation outcomes."
"Our aspiration is for a renewed and revitalized College of Medicine that trains excellent doctors, recruits and retains outstanding faculty, and generates innovative research that improves patient outcomes and enhances the academic reputation of the school and the university," said Phillipson.
Read a brief overview of the College of Medicine renewal process and proposed implementation plan here. The implementation plan and all renewal details are available online at www.medicine.usask.ca/renewal.