Strategic Plan Engage, Innovate, Excel 2026

In 2021, the UF College of Medicine launched a comprehensive, five-year 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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Community and Belonging

The University of Florida College of Medicine will lead the nation in promoting and celebrating workplace community and belonging; and will support comprehensive, intentional strategies to advance access to care and improve health outcomes for the community we serve.

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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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Get Involved

Have a kernel of an idea or a full-fledged project proposal for any of the pillars within the strategic plan? Share your thoughts with us via the web form below.

The seven pillars of the strategic plan.

The College of Medicine has launched a dashboard to track the progress of initiatives under the strategic plan. This dashboard will help ensure the entire College of Medicine community continues to be part of the strategic planning process by sharing the status of projects within the seven pillars as we move forward together. Click the image to view the full dashboard on Bridge.

State of the college 2023

achieving excellence through teamwork

State of the College held September 29

The College of Medicine community reflected on our collective successes over the past year at the annual State of the College address Friday, September 29.

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News about the strategic plan

share your bright ideas

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The College of Medicine wants to continue hearing from you as we move toward fulfilling the vision statements outlined in our strategic plan. If you have a “bright idea” that has the potential to develop into a project under one of the seven pillars of the college’s strategic plan, please use this form to share it with Dean Hunt and her team for review. Your kernel of an idea just might be the spark for the next innovative initiative that will move the College of Medicine forward.

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