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Strategic Plan

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is kicking off its strategic planning in fall 2020. The college's strategic plan will align with and complement Virginia Tech's overall strategic plan for the university at-large. We welcome your feedback along the way.


The VTCSOM Strategic Plan will guide our medical school into a vibrant future.  In collaboration with our parent university (Virginia Tech), our health system partner (Carilion Clinic) and other community stakeholders, we will understand the challenges and opportunities we face as a medical school and respond with a comprehensive plan to achieve feasible, sustainable and measurable objectives.

Town Hall

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine hosted a Town Hall on October 13, from 6-7pm via Zoom.

Strategic Planning Committee


  • David Musick, PhD, Senior Dean for Faculty Affairs
  • Rebecca Pauly, MD, Professor and Vice Chair for Education, Department of Medicine

Committee Members

  • Dani Backus, MS, PMP, SSGB, Senior Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation
  • Paul Davenport, Vice President for Emergency Services and Care Management, Carilion Clinic
  • Joshua Eikenberg, MD ‘15, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Dermatology)
  • Casey Engel, M1 Class President
  • Daniel Harrington, MD, Vice Dean VTCSOM and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Carilion Clinic
  • Heidi Lane, EdD, Assistant Dean for Clinical Skills Assessment and Education
  • Eduardo Lara-Torre, MD, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Giovanni Malaty, M4 Class President
  • Sahana Nazeer, M2 Class President
  • William Reis, M3 Class President


September 25

Email Announcement to VTCSOM Community

October 13

Virtual Town Hall: 6pm - 7pm

Late October

Distribute Strategic Planning Survey


Office for Strategic Affairs synthesizes and analyzes survey responses and shares results

Mid-to Late January

Feedback/engagement sessions

February  - March

Draft VTCSOM strategic plan

April - May

Complete edits, communication formats

By June 1

Announce VTCSOM strategic plan including implementation steps via email and possible town hall