Vision, Mission and Values

The College of Medicine provides education, conducts research, engages in clinical practice and performs service to create a healthier world. Accomplishing our mission and achieving our goals and vision will help to transform health care and provide leadership in realizing the university’s vision “to become a new kind of university that provides leadership and service to the Central Florida city-state.”

Our Vision

The University of Central Florida College of Medicine will be the nation’s premier 21st century college of medicine — a national leader in education, research, and patient care, recognized for supporting and empowering its students and faculty to realize their passion for discovery, healing, health, and life, and for its ability to create partnerships to transform medical education and health care.

Our Mission

The University of Central Florida College of Medicine educates and inspires individuals to be exemplary physicians and scientists, leaders in medicine, scholars in discovery, and adopters of innovative technology to improve the health and well-being of all. Our patient-centered mission is achieved by outstanding medical care and services, groundbreaking research, and leading edge medical and biomedical education in an environment enriched by diversity.

Our Values

We value the individual worth, dignity and well-being of those with whom we teach, study, work and serve. The core values that guide our conduct, performance and decisions and that form the foundation of our relationships are:

  • Excellence – to achieve the highest standards in everything we do
  • Integrity – to be honest, ethical and consistent in our actions
  • Patient-centricity – to focus on the health and wellness of patients in all that we do
  • Knowledge-centricity – to discover, create, value, evaluate and share knowledge
  • Creativity – to be curious, open and innovative
  • Collaboration – to work together regardless of organizational boundaries
  • Communication – to listen and be open and transparent with students, patients and colleagues
  • Diversity – to be inclusive and value differences
  • Reverence – to treat each person with respect and dignity and value his or her being
  • Compassion – to treat others with kindness and empathy
  • Dedication –to maintain commitment to the mission
  • Service – to understand and respond to the needs of individuals and the community