Vision 2020: LMP Strategic Plan 2015–2020
In 2014, LMP established a Strategic Planning Steering Committee. The Committee worked tirelessly to consult broadly within our department and with external stakeholders, and was instrumental in facilitating our highly successful offsite retreat held in October, 2014.
Vision 2020 defines the unique place of LMP amongst academic departments and articulates four major Strategic Directions:
- Collaboration and Research
- Visibility and Influence
- Engagement, Creativity and Alignment
These important themes will allow LMP to continue to work effectively to further increase our performance and impact.
International leadership in research and education in laboratory medicine and pathobiology.
We prepare future leaders in laboratory medicine and pathobiology, contribute to our communities, and improve the health of individuals and populations through discovery, application and communication of knowledge.
Unique Position: LMP bridges the gap between the health of patients and populations and research into the pathogenesis of human disease. Pathobiology provides the theoretical, scientific basis of medicine. A clinical focus on diagnostics is the connecting point between patients and their caregivers and the underlying basic science enables breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment.
Unique Expertise: Advances in technology and “big data” are transcending the boundaries between traditional disciplines
requiring sophisticated content expertise. LMP’s collective level of knowledge and interpretive skill covers the full spectrum from basic research to clinical practice.
Unique Role: LMP translates new knowledge made from discoveries in basic science to advance diagnostic laboratory medicine and to answer the needs of patients and populations. Diagnostics is LMP’s domain and differentiator.
STRATEGIC DIRECTION 1: EDUCATION
Lead the evolution of laboratory medicine and pathobiology education to develop excellent future practitioners, scholars and scientists
|1. Strategically participate in the life sciences curriculum
|2. Create a continuous targeted presence for LMP over the four-year UME curriculum
|3. Provide leadership to the introduction of competency-based training for residents in alignment with CanMEDS 2015
|4. Update graduate MSc/Phd programs
|5. Continue to develop CE offerings that leverage LMP expertise
|6. Strengthen faculty support for teaching
STRATEGIC DIRECTION 2: COLLABORATION AND RESEARCH
Strengthen collaboration to increase research impact
|1. Enhance collaboration to foster basic/clinical integration across LMP
|2. Strengthen presence of Campus-based faculty within LMP
STRATEGIC DIRECTION 3: VISIBILITY AND INFLUENCE
Leverage expertise in diagnostics to extend visibility and influence in support of improved patient care and health outcomes
|1. Extend influence and presence locally, provincially and nationally
|2. Build international profile
STRATEGIC DIRECTION 4: ENGAGEMENT, CREATIVITY AND ALIGNMENT
Enable Department success through engagement, creativity and alignment
|1. Foster development of the LMP community
|2. Identify new funding sources
|3. Align Department resources in support of strategic priorities