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 institution and nation in development of innovative educational models incorporating multidisciplinary and crossdisciplinary programs to advance medical and health sciences education. 

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Research

The University of Florida College of Medicine will lead the institution and nation in development of innovative multidisciplinary and crossdisciplinary research that engages faculty, trainees, learners and staff to identify novel disease treatments, improve patient outcomes, and innovate in population-based care models.

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Patient Care

The University of Florida College of Medicine will be recognized as the state and national leader for patient and family-centered care, excellence in patient experience and innovative patient care pathways.

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People

The University of Florida College of Medicine will become a national leader in cultivating a workplace that promotes excellence in professional growth, development and well-being.

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Diversity, Inclusion and Health Care Equity

The University of Florida College of Medicine will lead the country in workplace diversity and inclusion and will innovate and promote strategies to advance health care equity.

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System Integration

The University of Florida College of Medicine will become a metric-driven, strategic and operationally excellent organization that supports integration of patient care, educational programs and research across the University of Florida health care system. 

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Value

The University of Florida College of Medicine will become a national leader in implementation science and high-value patient-centered and population-based care.

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FEATURED UPDATE JULY 16, 2021: UF ELAM alums — faculty who have completed or are enrolled in the Hedwig Van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Medicine Program — met late last week with the dean’s project management team. The meeting was the first of several faculty focus-group discussions planned as part of the second phase of the College of Medicine strategic planning process.

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