Strategic Plan

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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 first phase of the strategic planning process involves gathering feedback, insight and ideas on each of the seven strategic priorities, or pillars, and their accompanying vision statements.

From the dean

“This is an exciting time for the College of Medicine, with so much potential for what will certainly be a remarkable future. It is important that we take a bottom-up approach and invite many to participate and help shape the discussion and our path forward.”

Colleen Koch

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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save the date

Strategic plan town hall planned for December

The UF College of Medicine is paving the way forward with a new, comprehensive strategic plan, which will be unveiled to the COM community Friday, Dec. 10, from 7 – 8 a.m. via a livestreamed town hall event. Input from the college community through survey responses, retreats and focus groups drove the development of the plan and the initiatives that will be implemented under each of the seven pillars. Save the date and join us as we launch the college’s Strategic Plan — Engage, Innovate, Excel | 2026. Additional details to follow. Stay tuned!

Livestreamed town hall

Stay updated on progress

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

Engaging the College of Medicine community with an eye toward the future

UF College of Medicine charts course for next five years with launch of comprehensive strategic planning process