Dean's Message - Nov. 2017
Dear Alumni, Family and Friends,
We have much to celebrate in the 125th year of the School of Medicine. This e-newsletter highlights just a few of the exciting things happening in our school.
First, the CUMC move to our new home at CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center – Bergan Mercy is complete. Our patient census remains strong with an increase in the satisfaction of learners and faculty.
Plans for a pedestrian bridge over U.S. Highway 75 are progressing. The bridge would link Creighton University’s main campus with the redeveloping CUMC property — where work began in June to turn the former hospital into residential and retail space.
This fall we welcomed a new class to the School of Medicine with a new tradition. The inaugural M1 Stethoscope Program provided incoming medical students with their first stethoscope. The program generated an outstanding response from alumni and friends. Thank you for the support you show our learners. We couldn’t do this without you.
In other exciting news, we moved closer to welcoming our first physician assistant cohort and expanded Creighton’s health education partnerships and programs in Phoenix. Over the next two years, we will bring all of the graduate medical education at our partner organizations under the oversight of Creighton University.
Finally, someone asked me at a recent alumni event, “What is your favorite part of your job?” The answer is easy: our students. The follow-up question was, “How do you get great students?” The answer is also easy: Creighton University values attract outstanding students with a desire to become distinctive physicians in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Thank you for being part of our 125-year tradition.
Robert ‘Bo’ Dunlay, MD’81
Dean, School of Medicine