Mission, Vision & Values

photo by Noah Berger

Mission

To advance health, The UCSF Department of Medicine develops and supports innovators in patient-centered care, scientific discovery, medical education and public policy.

Vision

Transforming medicine through innovation and collaboration.

  • Patient Care: Provide the highest quality clinical service that is the first choice for patients and referring physicians.
  • Research: Be the leading engine of scientific discovery to advance health and attract the world's best investigators.
  • Education: Be recognized as innovators in education, attracting and developing the next generation of leaders in medicine.
  • Public Policy: Be the most trusted and influential leaders in shaping public policy to advance health.

We take pride in achieving worldwide renown for these equally valued and interrelated missions. We take pride in conducting ourselves and our business as professionals and with respect for our patients and colleagues, and we value the importance of diversity in our Department.

Values

Collaboration, Creativity, Diversity, Excellence, Fairness, Honesty, Innovation, Integrity, Lifelong Learning, Public Service, Teamwork, Transparency, Work-Life Balance.