Goal 3

We will be a great place to work, learn, and teach.


We will foster a unified, diverse, and inclusive School of Medicine community.

Our objectives:
  • We will achieve a diverse student body that is reflective of the state of Georgia.
  • We will achieve a diverse faculty and staff according to needs identified in the School of Medicine’s climate survey and community data.
  • We will improve student health, academic and financial outcomes:
    • By FY2021, we will decrease student debt to at or below the national average for private medical schools.
    • We will achieve at or above the national average in student well being.
    • By FY2022, 25% students of our students in graduate programs will receive financial aid or tuition assistance.
Our tactic:
  1. Implement inclusion practices that foster a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.

We will foster excellence in teaching and learning.

  • We will enable effective student learning.
  • We will lessen the financial burden on students.
  • We will actively support student wellness.
  • We will enable faculty excellence in teaching.
  • We will communicate effectively with stakeholders.
  • We will establish a culture of continuous quality improvement.

We will refurbish existing and build new facilities and technology.

Our objectives:
  • By the end of FY2021, we will establish a 4-year medical school in Columbus.
  • By the end of FY2023, we will complete updates to the Macon campus.
  • By the end of FY2023, we will revamp the lab space in Macon.
Our tactics:
  1. Invest in facilities.
  2. Invest in people.
  3. Invest in Technology.