Strategic planning takes shape at College of Medicine
The first phase involves gathering feedback, insight and ideas on each of the seven strategic priorities
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UPDATE June 3, 2021 —As we enter the summer months, activity surrounding the UF College of Medicine strategic planning process shifts into high gear with Phase 2.
Planners will begin preliminary analyses of the survey comments and feedback from retreats, exploring various methods, including the use of natural language processing tools. Information gathered will inform focus group discussions among each of the cohorts to validate the findings and identify specific projects for each of the seven pillars.
A focus group discussion with medical students has already taken place, and others are currently being scheduled for the faculty, administration, trainee and APP cohorts.
UPDATE May 21, 2021 — With Phase 1 of the comprehensive strategic planning process winding down, specialists in organizational development are preparing for Phase 2, which will involve a preliminary analysis of data and feedback received through the survey and Zoom retreats.
Following the analysis, The next step will comprise a series of focus groups to validate findings and identify specific projects to launch within each of the seven pillars.
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May 6, 2021 — Hundreds of members of the UF College of Medicine community have shared their feedback, insight and ideas through a widely distributed survey and a series of zoom retreats as part of the college’s comprehensive strategic planning process.
“I am energized by the amount of engagement we’ve received and the thoughtful responses and feedback our faculty, students, administrative staff, trainees and APPs are providing,” said College of Medicine Dean Colleen G. Koch, M.D., M.S., M.B.A.
Our survey focuses on seven priorities, or pillars, and their corresponding vision statements. Retreats have provided a forum for individuals to come together to offer ideas and measures to move the college toward the vision for each of the pillars. The pillars include:
- Patient care
- Diversity, inclusion and health care equity
- System integration
Our COM strategic planning team in partnership with our UF organizational development specialists will collate and analyze our survey data and feedback from the retreats. The team will schedule a series of focus groups to fine tune the ideas and identify and prioritize initiatives under each pillar.
“Our COM survey, retreats and focus groups are to ensure that we hear and capture the COM community’s ideas and feedback. We want to know how we can best serve our COM community to move us closer to our vision over the next five years, ” Koch said.