The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is dedicated to a strategic direction that fulfills the school’s mission, vision and values.

The school's commitment to these directives has secured the school’s position as a leader in education, research, patient care and public health. Leadership works across these missions to ensure the strategic programs reinforce and build upon each other.

While we have multiple missions that are distinct, they are deeply connected and interconnected across the various strategic pillars. The goal of all of these programs is to attract the very best students, educators and researchers who are dedicated to research and development of new approaches for preventing, diagnosing and treating illness.

Our strategic pillars

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 populations.

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.

Social responsibility

Doing what is best for the communities we serve through environmental sustainability, policy advocacy, health care delivery and public health.

Strategic planning areas

Basic science

Strategic pillars: Scholarship, science

Our faculty have active research programs covering virtually every aspect of basic, clinical and public health science, and they educate the next generation of scientists through our graduate training programs. In addition, our investigators are advancing medicine through collaboration with departments and schools across UW-Madison.

Clinical and translational research

Strategic pillars: Scholarship, science, service, social responsibility

Our Institute for Clinical and Translational Research creates vital connections between basic discovery and clinical/translational research and represents a partnership between the School of Medicine and Public Health, other UW-Madison schools and the Marshfield Clinic.

Diversity, equity and inclusion

Strategic pillars: Scholarship, science, service, social responsibility

The School of Medicine and Public Health is a diverse, inclusive academic community committed to excellence and equity in health and wellness through teaching and learning, clinical service, advocacy and research in all forms of biological science, population health science and health care.

Facilities

Strategic pillars: Scholarship, science, service, social responsibility

Through ongoing and collaborative strategic planning, the Facilities Group ensures that the School of Medicine and Public Health's physical space keeps pace with technological advances and meets all stakeholders’ needs with respect to education, research, patient care and public health.

Interprofessional health

Strategic pillars: Scholarship, service

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is committed to providing students with a variety of opportunities from the first year of medical school onward to learn and function as part of an interprofessional health care team.

Transformation to a school of medicine and public health

Strategic pillars: Scholarship, science, service, social responsibility

As an integrated school of medicine and public health since 2005, we are continuing to build a new and better infrastructure for the promotion of health and the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease for the people of Wisconsin, which will then serve the nation as the leading model for improving the health of the public.

Wisconsin Partnership Program

Strategic pillars: Scholarship, science, social responsibility

Since its inception, the Wisconsin Partnership Program has employed strategies of stewardship, balance and collaboration to serve the public health needs of Wisconsin and reduce health disparities through initiatives in research, education and community partnerships — ultimately to achieve its vision of making Wisconsin a healthier state for all.