University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Mission, Vision and Values


The Department of Medicine advances the health of the people of Wisconsin and beyond through high quality, patient-centered care, innovative research and education of the next generation of physicians.


The Department of Medicine will be the national leader in:

  • High quality patient-centered care
  • Transformational research
  • Innovative education programs


The faculty and staff of the Department of Medicine value:

Professionalism, patient-centeredness, compassion, respect, innovation, discovery, inclusion, diversity, teamwork, scholarship, and stewardship.

  • PROFESSIONALISM as demonstrated by honesty, integrity, inclusivity, accountability, fairness, altruism and treating everyone with kindness, compassion and respect
  • PATIENT-CENTEREDNESS as the core of everything we do and we demonstrate this by highly satisfied patients and families all of the time
  • RESPECT for all others, for who they are and what they do
  • DISCOVERY, INNOVATION and SCHOLARSHIP as leaders in research, patient care and education
  • DIVERSITY and INCLUSION as essential components in all our missions
  • TEAMWORK, as we are more effective together than as individuals
  • STEWARDSHIP of our resources as this will allow us to sustain and grow our mission