Vision and Values


A transformative and inclusive learning health system

Our vision is to prioritize integrating healthcare, education, and research to continuously improve patient outcomes, prioritize equity and diversity, and drive innovation through interdisciplinary collaboration and data-driven approaches.

Through lifelong learning and collaboration, we strive to weave together our core areas of organization, education, research, and clinical practice seamlessly. Our commitment to lifelong learning drives innovation and improves healthcare quality, accessibility, and effectiveness.

Through collaborative partnerships and advocacy, our mission is to advance education and research to enable the highest quality clinical care for our patients and community.



We show kindness and empathy toward each other and ourselves and are genuinely concerned with the well-being of all members. We approach our work with humility, ultimately respecting the dignity, individuality, and needs of learners, patients, and the community.


We strive to be outstanding at all that we do by continuously exploring, learning, innovating, and adapting. We value all our members’ contributions and support them in being their very best selves.


We are committed to promoting a welcoming and equal opportunity environment where individuals of all life experiences, identities, ancestries, and roles feel heard, valued, and empowered.


We are accountable to ourselves and each other for upholding the highest standards in our work and our relationships; decisions are evidence-based, and actions are grounded in transparency, honesty, and mutual respect.

Our core values emerged through broad engagement with the Department of Medicine community across the province.

Transforming Health Together: 2023-2027 is the strategic plan for UBC’s Department of Medicine

Special thanks to all the faculty, staff, students, trainees, and partners across the province who have contributed to the development of this plan.