March 2008 Volume 32 No.3
Dean invites community
to respond to retreat issues

Dean Philip A. Pizzo has invited the SUMC community to review and respond to issues raised at the seventh annual Strategic Planning Leadership Retreat, held Jan. 31 to Feb. 2.

The theme of the retreat was “quality and balance” in relation to the Medical Center’s missions in education, research and patient care. Pizzo, in his Feb. 11 Dean’s e-newsletter, said “nearly 100 faculty, students, and staff from across the Medical School, Hospitals, and University participated in dialogue and discussion to help guide the future of the Medical School and Medical Center.

“… In the 2008 Retreat I felt we needed to think through some of the difficult challenges that lie ahead as we attempt to improve our quality and maintain the balance within and among our missions in a period of constraint – whether in funding, land use, faculty size, perceptions or expectations,” Pizzo said.

A summary of the discussions, including an interactive feature encouraging readers to comment on specific issues, is available at: http://medstrategicplan.stanford.edu/retreat/

—Courtesy Dean Philip A. Pizzo’s Dean’s e-newsletter: