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Mission, Vision, Values and Diversity Commitment

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is dedicated to a mission, vision and values shared by UW Health, an integrated regional academic health system. 




Advancing health without compromise through:

  • Service: providing the best possible patient care experience and outcomes for all those who need our services and providing programs that support the health and wellness of individuals and populations.
  • Scholarship: delivering contemporary education for current and future generations of health professionals.
  • Science: conducting a broad range of research to discover the most promising ways to promote health and to prevent, detect and treat illness in people and communities.
  • Social responsibility: doing what is best for the communities we serve through environmental sustainability, policy advocacy, health care delivery and public health.



Working together, UW Health will be a national leader in health care, advancing the well-being of the people of Wisconsin and beyond.



  • Integrity: Doing the right things at the right time and place. Focus on the best interests of patients. Be honest with patients, learners and each other.
  • Innovation: Finding new and better ways to enhance quality of care and all aspects of our work.
  • Compassion: Treat patients, families, learners and each other with kindness and empathy. Connect with patients and families individually and personally and engage them as partners in their care decisions.
  • Accountability: Be individually and collectively responsible for the work we do and for the outcomes and experience of every patient, every learner, every day.
  • Respect: Honor patients’ right to privacy and confidentiality. Value differences among individuals and groups. Actively listen, encourage feedback and choose the best way to deliver timely and meaningful information.
  • Excellence: Strive to be the best and work continuously to improve performance and exceed expectations.
  • Diversity: Foster a culture of inclusion and respect among our patients, employees, learners, and the communities we serve. Through teaching, discovery and advocacy, promote equity in access to quality health care.

Mission, Vision, Values and Diversity Commitment

Last updated: 01/18/2017
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