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UC Davis School of Medicine Strategic Plan

Transforming lives by improving health

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

Engaging our UC Davis School of Medicine 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.

Spring – Summer 2021

Conducted robust constituent engagement

December 2021 – January 2022

Completed and launched strategic plan

January – February 2022

Launch implementation workgroups

February – December 2022

Continual measurement and assessment

Learn more about our School of Medicine community engagement process

Our strategic goals

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

Mission areas

Our mission areas overlap; Venn diagram illustration

Our strategic goals

medical students

Goal 1

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

Goal 1 objectives

research testing
Discovery Science

Goal 2

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

Goal 2 objectives

Clinical and Translational Science

Goal 3

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

Goal 3 objectives

Clinical Care Integration

Goal 4

Integrate the academic mission in all aspects of care delivery.

Goal 4 objectives

vaccination clinic for underserved Oak Park neighborhood

Goal 5

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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