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Moving Maritime Canada's medical school forward

An integral part of Maritime Canada since 1868, Dalhousie Medical School teaches scientific excellence and humanity in medicine, facilitates leading health research, influences social and health policy and helps drive the regional economy.

#DalMedForward, the medical school's five-year strategic plan, is a framework for prioritizing initiatives and allocating resources.

OUR PROMISE

Mission
The Faculty of Medicine inspires and enables excellence in health care through its medical education and research programs, and by serving and engaging society.

OUR PURPOSE

Vision
International leadership in medical education and research, responsive to health needs across the Maritimes.

OUR VALUES

-  Excellence, innovation, life-long learning & evidence-based
   critical inquiry
-  Relationships that are collegial, collaborative, respectful
   and professional
-  Responsiveness to regional, national and international
   health needs
-  Integrity, accountability, transparency and fairness
-  Social responsibility, diversity and advocacy

KEY STRATEGIC AREAS

  1. Research
  2. Education
  3. Serving & engaging society
  4. Organizational, operational & fiscal renewal

Of the four key strategic areas, education and research capture priority initiatives related to the fundamental mission of Dalhousie Medical School. Serving & engaging society includes – through scientific discovery, training, and working in partnership with government and teaching hospital partners – meeting the health care needs of the Maritime community. And the remaining strategic area – organizational, operational & fiscal renewal – provides the foundation and structure needed to effectively implement the strategic plan.