Our Process

Our Strategic Planning Process

This most recent GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) strategic planning process was initiated in 2020 with a goal of maximum engagement of our academic medical enterprise community. That process produced sequential drafts of our Strategic Plan which were informed by a cascading series of meetings with SMHS leadership, three community-wide Town Halls and a survey distributed to every SMHS and GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) faculty and staff member. Major organizational changes to the academic medical enterprise combined with lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic created important institutional growth that were integrated into a newly informed and structured Strategic Plan in early 2023.

Our Assessment and Improvement Process

The SMHS Institutional Effectiveness and Evaluation Committee (IEEC) uses a data-driven continuous quality improvement process to advise the leadership of the GW academic medical enterprise on progress for achievement of academic program excellence as defined by our accrediting bodies such as the Liaison Committee on Medical Education accreditation standards and accrediting bodies of other programs in health and clinical sciences.