Mission/Strategic Pillars

In 2017, the Medical School’s academic leadership announced a transformed UMMS mission statement:

To transform health through bold and innovative education, discovery, and service.”

In addition to crafting an updated mission, they also constructed a set of strategic pillars for the school: people, discovery, education, care and service.


To recruit, develop, and retain the best faculty, staff, and learners who work together for the greater good.


To create transformative knowledge that advances science and improves health.


To cultivate a learning community that engages all in bold and innovative education for the advancement of science, health and healthcare delivery.


To deliver outstanding patient care and improve health for local, national, and global populations while caring for each other.


To engage and collaborate with our institutional, local, state, national, and global communities to advance health and science.