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Vision 2020

Mission, Vision and Values Initiative

The following statements were developed collaboratively as hundreds of learners, staff and faculty submitted more than 1,030 comments in focus groups and surveys from January through June, 2020. They were endorsed by the Dean’s Leadership Team and Dean Robert N. Golden, MD in August and released in September 2020. Final language is also included on our public-facing website.


Together, we are advancing health and health equity through remarkable service to patients and communities, outstanding education, and innovative research.


Healthy people. Healthy communities.


    • Integrity and Accountability – Every person, every action, every time.
    • Compassion – Treat all with kindness, understanding, and empathy.
    • Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity – Advance health and health equity by respecting the rights, dignity, and differences of all.
    • Excellence – Strive for the very best in all we do.

Strategic Framework Initiative

Subsequently, in 2022-23 a new Strategic Framework was developed as a school-wide effort. Learn more about the Strategic Framework pillars