Mission & Vision


Our Mission clarifies our Department’s purpose and acts as the benchmark against which we judge our actions and decisions.

  • To our patients, we use our expertise to provide the best possible care.
  • To our community, we are responsive to their needs including safe and timely treatment and prevention, and facilitating the development of a healthy community.
  • To ourselves, we are a faculty that is never satisfied with the status quo; dedicated to continually improving patient care, creating innovative learning opportunities for all learners, and advancing knowledge through research excellence.

Our vision serves as the foundation for our Strategy Map. It represents our greatest aspirations for those we serve.

We aspire to be a medical community that sets the standard of excellence for patient care, research and learning.

The Department of Medicine’s values are our compass, shaping our actions, reactions and behaviours.

In all we do, we value:

  • Achieving excellence through innovation and quality improvement
  • Compassionate, patient-centred care
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Accountability to our communities
  • Trust-based relationships
  • Respect for diversity