Strategic Initiatives

The MD Program has identified four high-level priority areas and corresponding strategic objectives that provide a roadmap for the development and implementation of specific strategic initiatives. These priority areas and strategic initiatives are consistent and align with the three domains of strategic focus identified in the Faculty of Medicine Academic Strategic Plan 2018-2023.

Priority Areas & Strategic Objectives

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

  • Enhance admissions processes to most effectively balance consideration of both academic and non-academic qualities and characteristics
  • Maximize opportunities for qualified learners from diverse backgrounds to gain admission to the program
  • Maximize opportunities for clinical teachers from diverse backgrounds to teach and take on leadership positions in the MD Program
  • Maximize supports and resources to provide equitable and optimal learning and working environments for learners, teachers and staff

Program Innovation & Harmonization

  • Develop and implement competency-based program objectives
  • Develop and implement approaches to learner assessment that support achievement of competencies
  • Support students at key transition points from admission through to residency 
  • Provide clinically-relevant and adaptive curricular pathways and programmatic options
  • Maximize opportunities for harmonization of learner supports, faculty processes and systems across the continuum of medical education

Learner Experience

  • Cultivate an integrated culture of wellness
  • Provide effective academic support and career management opportunities and services
  • Enable students' professional identity formation throughout the learning continuum
  • Create communities of teaching and learning in and through our Academies
  • Effectively monitor and improve the learning environment

Teaching & Partnerships

  • Facilitate and support opportunities for learning experiences in a variety of settings, including through our Academies and their partner hospitals
  • Provide development opportunities for faculty and staff that support innovations in program delivery 
  • Encourage and support individual interests in the collective administration, governance and delivery of undergraduate medical education

Endorsed by the MD Program Executive Committee January 2014 ; reaffirmed June 2017; reaffirmed June 2018; reaffirmed September 2020