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College of Osteopathic Medicine, University of New England
Comprehensive Strategic Planning, Follow-Up, and Capacity Building

Location: Biddeford, ME, USA
Sponsor: Douglas Wood, D.O., Ph.D.
Facilitator: Dr. David A. Wayne & Jen Van Duesen, M.Ed.
Team: Eric Kuntz, Matt Pillsbury, LaRee Goulet


Comprehensive strategic planning, follow-up, and capacity building has taken place at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of New England through excellent facilitated development. This has led to an integrated approach to curriculum, small groups of students led by trained facilitators, and on-going organic change.

Moving towards its vision of becoming the preeminent osteopathic medical school in the U.S., the college has moved from the siloed approach of departments to be fully integrated in the sciences, is further revising curriculum to be both innovative and a continuum over the four year learning experience for future physicians, and is further restructuring from a hierarchical to a flattened, more open administration.

Key Results Achieved

Key results achieved include:

  • New curriculum both in place and under development

  • Trained facilitators for small group learning

  • Proposed new administrative structure integrating tasks

  • Organic strategic plan in place with regular monitoring and change

Sponsor: Douglas Wood, D.O., Ph.D.
UNE Managing Director and Head of Learning
Facilitator: Dr. David A. Wayne & Jen Van Duesen, M.Ed.
UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine