Strategic Plan

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Welcome to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s strategic plan encompassing 2021–2026

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In fall 2020, school leaders, basic science chairs and department representatives developed the plan’s outline and first draft. Then, to ensure the successful implementation of the plan, we shared it with the school's faculty, staff and hospital affiliate partners in a series of meetings and town halls, engaging them in the process as owners and asking for their feedback.

After gathering and analyzing the data received from the town halls, we developed objectives and measurable results for each of these areas and finalized this five-year strategic plan. It is important for this plan to adapt and grow over time, so look for us to revise it as needed over the years.

We invite you to read more about the school's roadmap as well as our updated vision, mission and approach:

Strategic Vision

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is the intellectual glue for health education and research faculty across Cleveland’s academic medical centers—Cleveland Clinic, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, MetroHealth System and University Hospitals—coordinating a network of transdisciplinary effort that touches myriad diseases and cultural backgrounds.

Our Mission

To improve global health by linking research to populations in a superb educational environment.


We utilize an extraordinary consortium of medical school faculty across all Cleveland medical institutions to create integrated teams of experts to educate our trainees, link disciplines to discover the mysteries and treatment of serious diseases, and understand and eliminate health inequities in Cleveland and across the world.