Strategic Plan Engage, Innovate, Excel 2026

Under the leadership of Dean Colleen G. Koch, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., the UF College of Medicine has launched a comprehensive strategic planning process to develop a road map that will guide the college’s future for years to come.

The seven pillars of the College of Medicine

Education

The University of Florida College of Medicine will lead the nation in developing innovative educational models and integrating them into evidence-based curricula that encompass multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary programs to advance medical, biomedical and health sciences education. 

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Research

The University of Florida College of Medicine will lead the nation in conducting innovative multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research in fundamental science, leading breakthroughs in knowledge of disease processes, and advancing the development of disease diagnostics, therapeutics and population-based care models.

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Patient Care

The University of Florida College of Medicine will be a national leader in evidence-based medical care that is patient-, family- and community-centered, with state-of-the-art treatments, leading-edge care-delivery pathways and excellence in the patient experience.

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People

The University of Florida College of Medicine will become a national leader in cultivating an inclusive workplace that promotes professional development, personal growth and well-being and fosters a shared sense of community and civic engagement.

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Diversity, Inclusion and Health Care Equity

The University of Florida College of Medicine will lead the nation in promoting and celebrating workplace diversity and inclusion and will support comprehensive, intentional strategies to advance health care equity and access to care.

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System Integration

The University of Florida College of Medicine will support an integrated UF Health system that advances our patient care, education, research and community service missions across the region to enrich the experience of our college community and better the lives and health of the populations we serve. 

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Value

The University of Florida College of Medicine will be a national leader in implementing evidence-based, outcomes-driven practices and conscientiously managing resources to increase high-value, equitable patient-centered and population-based care.

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Project management flow chart.

FEATURED UPDATE: JAN. 7

Project teams forming to launch initiatives that will move strategic plan vision forward

Following the completion of the College of Medicine’s comprehensive strategic planning process, project teams are forming with the goal of launching two to three initiatives under each of the seven pillars that will begin to move us toward our vision under that pillar.
Project champions will lead each initiative with the support of a project team and will be guided by project management processes. Accountability teams under each of the strategic plan’s seven pillars will serve as a resource to project teams.

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livestreamed Strategic plan Town Hall — December 10

Engaging our community. Inspiring innovation. Excelling in learning, discovery and healing.

Strategic plan town hall hosted in December

The UF College of Medicine is paving the way forward with a new, comprehensive strategic plan, which was unveiled to the college community Dec. 10 via a livestreamed town hall event.

Livestreamed town hall

News about the strategic plan

Dean Koch introduces 2021-2026 strategic plan at town hall

The strategic plan includes seven pillars that will guide the goals and progress of the College of Medicine

College of Medicine departments form watch events for Dec. 10 town hall

Dean Koch will unveil the college’s strategic plan during the livestreamed event

Ideas emerge from focus groups during Phase 2 of strategic planning

Students, administrators and advance practice providers have engaged with the dean’s office

Strategic planning takes shape at College of Medicine

The first phase involves gathering feedback, insight and ideas on each of the seven strategic priorities