University Mission Statement
We exist to improve the health care outcomes of people living in the Central Valley by:
1. Inspiring diverse students from our region to commit to health care careers that serve our region; 2. Developing compassionate, highly trained, intellectually curious, adaptive leaders capable of meeting the health care needs of the future through a performance-based education; 3. Empowering people to teach, serve, research, innovate, and practice collaboratively in areas of skill and expertise.
To be the health sciences educator of choice in Central California.
Integrity: We keep promises and fulfill just expectations. By aligning our beliefs, thoughts and actions, we adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards in education, research and healthcare.
Excellence: We strive to achieve the highest quality in all that we do by using evidence-based methods, teamwork, critical reasoning, and continuous reflection on performance.
Collaboration: We strive to contribute positively to each other, our students, patients, university and community, through a culture of trust, respect, transparent communication, cooperation, cheerfulness, gratitude, and shared victories.
Diversity: We respect, embrace and harness the strengths of the many cultural backgrounds, languages, experiences and viewpoints of our students, faculty, staff and the community which we serve.
Innovation: We offer opportunity and resources to explore and pursue courageous innovation that matters for our students, faculty, staff, patients, and community.
Stewardship: We conscientiously utilize our resources – human, material and financial – in a highly efficient, effective, forward-looking and sustainable manner.
Growth: We value and invest in an assessment-driven culture that prioritizes growth and self-development. We strive to realize the potential of every student, faculty, staff, and community member through our individual and collective learning opportunities, decisions, policies and priorities.