UTDRO 2022: Reflect. Transform. Lead.

The University of Toronto’s Department of Radiation Oncology (UTDRO) has launched a refreshed strategic plan entitled UTDRO 2022: Reflect. Transform. Lead.  

From March to August of 2018, UTDRO underwent a strategic planning process led by a 13-member steering committee to obtain feedback from faculty, trainees and seven health system leaders through surveys, workshops and interviews. This consultation process produced the bold strategy that UTDRO will follow over the next four years.

The plan’s overall goal is to maintain UTDRO’s vision of global leadership in radiation oncology by transforming practice through innovation and excellence in research and education. The five specific goals defined during the strategic planning process that UTDRO will work towards to continue its role in global leadership are as follows:

  1. Heighten the culture of academic excellence
  2. Prepare the radiation medicine leaders of tomorrow
  3. Accelerate uptake of cutting-edge knowledge in radiation medicine
  4. Collaborate for transformative reach and impact
  5. Enhance success through improved governance and operations

The tagline, 'Reflect. Transform. Lead' emerged to encapsulate the key themes of shifting from current attitudes and practices to embracing new ways of working. These new ways of working will require UTDRO to reflect on its professional aspirations and recognize the role that collaboration and partnership play in expanding the department’s individual and collective impact.