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Mission Statement


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 Department of Medicine values:

  • Professionalism as demonstrated by altruism, accountability, fairness, and treating everyone with kindness, respect and dignity
  • Patient-Centeredness as the core of everything we do and we demonstrate this by highly satisfied patients and families all of the time
  • Compassion for our patients, their families and our co-workers
  • Excellence and Innovation as leaders in patient care, research and educating future physicians
  • Diversity as an essential component in the way we practice and for the value it brings to all our missions
  • Teamwork, as we are more effective together than as individuals
  • Scholarship as fundamental to all our work
  • Stewardship of our resources as this will allow us to sustain our mission