strategic plan

Directory of Strategic Planning Areas

The information presented below is identical to that in the strategic matrix above, but with the planning areas presented alphabetically.

The basic sciences are fundamental to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health's mission as a leading academic institution. Our faculty have active research programs covering virtually every aspect of basic, clinical and public health science, and they educate the next generation of scientists through our graduate training programs. In addition, our investigators are advancing medicine through collaboration with departments and schools across UW-Madison.

Through a process of continuous improvement, SMPH is poised to reshape basic science education for all students in the health professions at SMPH.

Learn more about the evolving roles of basic sciences

View the complete strategic plan for the basic sciences (pdf)

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has a long tradition of translating laboratory discoveries to bedside application, ultimately improving the health of the residents of Wisconsin and beyond. Our Institute for Clinical and Translational Research creates vital connections between basic discovery and clinical/translational research and represents a partnership between the School of Medicine and Public Health, other UW-Madison schools and the Marshfield Clinic.

The mission of the University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) is to improve public health by translating basic research discoveries into direct, practical improvements in clinical care and health care delivery systems. Current ICTR-supported research programs have already directly impacted community health in Wisconsin and nationally.

Learn more about ICTR

View the complete strategic plan for ICTR (pdf)

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is committed to innovations that will prepare our students to meet society's evolving health care needs and become leaders in the health care systems of the 21st century. The new ForWard Curriculum is a highly innovative, state-of­the-art educational program for medical students that builds upon our long tradition of educational excellence, incorporating best practices in medical education.

Our curricular model is based on the AAMC's Guiding Principles of Change emphasizing a competency-based curriculum with longitudinal sequencing requiring collaboration between clinicians and basic scientists. Key features include fully integrated public health training and health care systems opportunities, earlier entry into clinical clerkships and robust internship preparation opportunities.

Learn more about the ForWard Curriculum

View the complete strategic plan for the MD curriculum transformation (pdf)

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is a diverse, inclusive academic community committed to excellence and equity in health and wellness through teaching and learning, clinical service, advocacy and research in all forms of biological science, population health science and health care.

The school understands the importance of maintaining an open, inclusive and respectful learning and working environment that embraces diversity and supports professional development for all students.

Learn more about the School of Medicine and Public Health's diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives

View the complete strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion (pdf)

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Facilities Group is responsible for facilities planning and administration of operational and safety procedures.

Through ongoing and collaborative strategic planning, the Facilities Group ensures that the school’s physical space keeps pace with technological advances and meets all stakeholders’ needs with respect to education, research, patient care and public health.

Learn more about the current Health Sciences Learning Center Enhancements Project

View the complete strategic plan for facilities (pdf)

Advances in human genetics and genomics and related technologies have ushered in an exciting era in which innovative diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic capabilities promise to reduce disease-related morbidity and mortality. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is deeply committed to developing and harnessing human genomic knowledge to personalize and optimize health care delivery and health outcomes through precision medicine. To meet this goal, we are undertaking a comprehensive strategic initiative in human genomics, investing in the enhanced delivery of genome based clinical services, acceleration of basic science discovery in human genomics and related fields, and in the innovative and timely translation of research results to cutting-edge clinical applications as a means to transform health care and improve health outcomes.

View the complete strategic plan for human genomics and precision medicine (pdf)

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is committed to providing students with a variety of opportunities from the first year of medical school onward to learn and function as part of an interprofessional health care team. The goal of this experience is to learn how to provide coordinated patient care and to recognize the critical role played by each team member.

The Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is preparing to launch on the UW-Madison campus. A collaborative effort of all health professions programs, the center will integrate interprofessional experiences into the education of all UW-Madison health care professionals.

View the complete strategic plan for interprofessional health (pdf)

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has a long-standing, school-wide commitment to the Wisconsin Idea of using the resources of the university to meet the community needs of the entire state. As an integrated school of medicine and public health since 2005, SMPH is continuing to build a new and better infrastructure for the promotion of health and the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease for the people of Wisconsin, which will then serve the nation as the leading model for improving the health of the public.

Experiences that serve the needs of Wisconsin are a cornerstone of the educational programs at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. We have increased opportunities for cross-disciplinary and team-based learning in the curriculum, provided tools to allow students to apply public health approaches in clinical and community settings and enhanced opportunities for students to train in diverse rural, urban and global medically underserved settings.

View the complete strategic plan for our transformation to a school of medicine and public health (pdf)

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health partners with UW Health, an integrated regional academic health system, to fulfill our shared patient care, research, education and community service missions.

UW Health is a nationally recognized health system that serves more than 600,000 patients each year in the Upper Midwest and beyond with 1,400 physicians and 16,500 staff at six hospitals and 80 outpatient sites. It consists of six hospitals and 80 outpatient sites, including University Hospital, UW Health at The American Center, American Family Children's Hospital and UW Carbone Cancer Center.

Learn more about UW Health

View the complete strategic plan for UW Health partnerships (pdf)

The Wisconsin Partnership represents a far-reaching commitment by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to greatly improve the health of people in Wisconsin for years to come. In alignment with the Wisconsin Idea, the Wisconsin Partnership Program reaches beyond the campus to improve the health of Wisconsinites through community-academic partnerships, innovative research and educational programs and community engagement.

Since its inception, the Wisconsin Partnership Program has employed strategies of stewardship, balance and collaboration to advance its mission to serve the public health needs of Wisconsin and reduce health disparities through initiatives in research, education and community partnerships — ultimately to achieve its vision of making Wisconsin a healthier state for all. Its strategy and framework for grant making are detailed in the program's Five Year Plan.

Learn more about the Wisconsin Partnership Program's Five Year Plan and annual reports

View the complete strategic plan for the Wisconsin Partnership Program (pdf)

Curriculum Transformation

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is committed to innovations that will prepare our students to meet society's evolving health care needs and become leaders in the health care systems of the 21st century. The new ForWard Curriculum is a highly innovative, state-of­the-art educational program for medical students that builds upon our long tradition of educational excellence, incorporating best practices in medical education.

Our curricular model is based on the AAMC's Guiding Principles of Change emphasizing a competency-based curriculum with longitudinal sequencing requiring collaboration between clinicians and basic scientists. Key features include fully integrated public health training and health care systems opportunities, earlier entry into clinical clerkships and robust internship preparation opportunities.

Learn more about the ForWard Curriculum

View the complete strategic plan for the MD curriculum transformation (pdf)

Interprofessional Health

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is committed to providing students with a variety of opportunities from the first year of medical school onward to learn and function as part of an interprofessional health care team. The goal of this experience is to learn how to provide coordinated patient care and to recognize the critical role played by each team member.

The Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is preparing to launch on the UW-Madison campus. A collaborative effort of all health professions programs, the center will integrate interprofessional experiences into the education of all UW-Madison health care professionals.

View the complete strategic plan for interprofessional health (pdf)

Basic Science

The basic sciences are fundamental to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health's mission as a leading academic institution. Our faculty have active research programs covering virtually every aspect of basic, clinical and public health science, and they educate the next generation of scientists through our graduate training programs. In addition, our investigators are advancing medicine through collaboration with departments and schools across UW-Madison.

Through a process of continuous improvement, SMPH is poised to reshape basic science education for all students in the health professions at SMPH.

Learn more about the evolving roles of basic sciences

View the complete strategic plan for the basic sciences (pdf)

Clinical and Translational Research

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has a long tradition of translating laboratory discoveries to bedside application, ultimately improving the health of the residents of Wisconsin and beyond. Our Institute for Clinical and Translational Research creates vital connections between basic discovery and clinical/translational research and represents a partnership between the School of Medicine and Public Health, other UW-Madison schools and the Marshfield Clinic.

The mission of the University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) is to improve public health by translating basic research discoveries into direct, practical improvements in clinical care and health care delivery systems. Current ICTR-supported research programs have already directly impacted community health in Wisconsin and nationally.

Learn more about ICTR

View the complete strategic plan for ICTR (pdf)

UW Health Partnerships

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health partners with UW Health, an integrated regional academic health system, to fulfill our shared patient care, research, education and community service missions.

UW Health is a nationally recognized health system that serves more than 600,000 patients each year in the Upper Midwest and beyond with 1,400 physicians and 16,500 staff at six hospitals and 80 outpatient sites. It consists of six hospitals and 80 outpatient sites, including University Hospital, UW Health at The American Center, American Family Children's Hospital and UW Carbone Cancer Center.

Learn more about UW Health

View the complete strategic plan for UW Health partnerships (pdf)

Human Genomics and Precision Medicine

Advances in human genetics and genomics and related technologies have ushered in an exciting era in which innovative diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic capabilities promise to reduce disease-related morbidity and mortality. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is deeply committed to developing and harnessing human genomic knowledge to personalize and optimize health care delivery and health outcomes through precision medicine. To meet this goal, we are undertaking a comprehensive strategic initiative in human genomics, investing in the enhanced delivery of genome based clinical services, acceleration of basic science discovery in human genomics and related fields, and in the innovative and timely translation of research results to cutting-edge clinical applications as a means to transform health care and improve health outcomes.

View the complete strategic plan for human genomics and precision medicine (pdf)

Transformation to a School of Medicine and Public Health

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has a long-standing, school-wide commitment to the Wisconsin Idea of using the resources of the university to meet the community needs of the entire state. As an integrated school of medicine and public health since 2005, SMPH is continuing to build a new and better infrastructure for the promotion of health and the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease for the people of Wisconsin, which will then serve the nation as the leading model for improving the health of the public.

Experiences that serve the needs of Wisconsin are a cornerstone of the educational programs at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. We have increased opportunities for cross-disciplinary and team-based learning in the curriculum, provided tools to allow students to apply public health approaches in clinical and community settings and enhanced opportunities for students to train in diverse rural, urban and global medically underserved settings.

View the complete strategic plan for our transformation to a school of medicine and public health (pdf)

Wisconsin Partnership Program

The Wisconsin Partnership represents a far-reaching commitment by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to greatly improve the health of people in Wisconsin for years to come. In alignment with the Wisconsin Idea, the Wisconsin Partnership Program reaches beyond the campus to improve the health of Wisconsinites through community-academic partnerships, innovative research and educational programs and community engagement.

Since its inception, the Wisconsin Partnership Program has employed strategies of stewardship, balance and collaboration to advance its mission to serve the public health needs of Wisconsin and reduce health disparities through initiatives in research, education and community partnerships — ultimately to achieve its vision of making Wisconsin a healthier state for all. Its strategy and framework for grant making are detailed in the program's Five Year Plan.

Learn more about the Wisconsin Partnership Program's Five Year Plan and annual reports

View the complete strategic plan for the Wisconsin Partnership Program (pdf)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is a diverse, inclusive academic community committed to excellence and equity in health and wellness through teaching and learning, clinical service, advocacy and research in all forms of biological science, population health science and health care.

The school understands the importance of maintaining an open, inclusive and respectful learning and working environment that embraces diversity and supports professional development for all students.

Learn more about the School of Medicine and Public Health's diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives

View the complete strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion (pdf)

Facilities

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Facilities Group is responsible for facilities planning and administration of operational and safety procedures.

Through ongoing and collaborative strategic planning, the Facilities Group ensures that the school’s physical space keeps pace with technological advances and meets all stakeholders’ needs with respect to education, research, patient care and public health.

Learn more about the Health Sciences Learning Center Enhancements Project

View the complete strategic plan for facilities (pdf)