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Mission (our purpose)

Discover. Teach. Heal.

The mission statement centers us and serves as an ever-present reminder for all of us on why our institution exists.

This statement represents our interwoven tripartite mission of excellence in patient care, research and education. Our mission is fundamental to our overall plan because it serves as the guide post by which strategic decisions are made.

Vision (our aspiration)

To be among the best (top 20) academic health centers in the nation in research, medical education, and excellence in patient care.

Our vision statement sets a target for our organization and represents our 10-year, long-term goal. The five-year strategies contained in our strategic plan begin to address the gaps between where we are today and what we aspire to become. The strategies will move us closer to achieving our vision and are attached to metrics that we will review regularly to ensure that we are on course.