The Dean’s Fund for Excellence provides the School of Medicine, under the supervision of the Dean, the ability to allocate funding to the highest priorities and actively advance the mission of the school. Funds provide assistance for student scholarships as well as many other important initiatives which contribute to society, including the STEP (Senior Teacher Educator Partnership) and SIGHT (Students Interested in Global Health for Tomorrow) programs. They are also used to annually fund mentoring programs, student research poster presentations and participation at professional conferences, student medical specialty interest groups, new medical student orientation programs, and much more.
Our goal is to continue providing exemplary health care through discovery and innovation while steadfastly remaining accountable to our patients and their loved ones. This is only possible by offering an unparalleled medical educational experience and supporting world-class researchers as they connect scientific discovery with the exceptional patient care provided by our physicians.