Strategic Plan for UC Davis School of Medicine

Transforming lives by improving health

School of Medicine Strategic Plan

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Our Vision

In alignment with UC Davis Health’s vision to deliver tomorrow’s health care today, UC Davis School of Medicine is dedicated to improving the health of society. Through innovation in research and education, the School of Medicine will empower and engage its community within an environment of inclusion, kindness and transparency to improve the health of everyone.

Our Mission

Transforming lives by improving health through the combined power of education, research, clinical care, and community.

Our Values

Integrity, Respect, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Excellence, Trust

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Engaging Our Community

In formulating our strategic plan and goals, we engaged more than 200 people from UC Davis Health and the main campus, including leadership, faculty, clinicians, researchers, students, postdoctoral scholars, residents, and fellows.

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Mission Areas

In alignment with the strategic plans for UC Davis campus, UC Davis Health and Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, the School of Medicine launched a comprehensive strategic plan that leverages its unique strengths to advance each mission area for measurable impact.

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Our Strategic Goals
  • Goal 1 – Education

    Transform our education programs to train and empower a diverse, culturally humble future workforce who embrace lifelong learning.

    Goal 1 objectives
  • Goal 2 – Discovery Science

    Create and build new pathways of innovation and discovery with a focus on improving health.

    Goal 2 objectives
  • Goal 3 – Clinical and Translational Science

    Advance new technologies from bench-to-bedside to improve health.

    Goal 3 objectives
  • residents in surgical training

    Goal 4 – Clinical Care Integration

    Integrate the academic mission in all aspects of care delivery.

    Goal 4 objectives
  • Community outreach, Hmong flu shot drive-thru service

    Goal 5 – Community

    Cultivate strong, trusting community partnerships to improve health.

    Goal 5 objectives

Our Strategies

Health Equity

Empower, serve and collaborate with our diverse communities.


Engage and value our students, residents, fellows, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and staff.

Innovation and Discovery

Encourage creativity and collaboration in all mission areas.


Leverage our shared strengths across UC Davis and beyond.

Operations and Communications

Embrace excellence in how we deliver and share success.

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Your Voice Matters

As part of this process, we have engaged and heard from more than 200 of our students, residents, fellows, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, staff, and leaders at UC Davis.

We want to continue to hear your voice. Please share your thoughts, questions and ideas about the strategic plan with leadership at the School of Medicine.

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UC Davis Health 2022-2027 Strategic Plan

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