University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

The University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) is committed to remain a world-leading institution in three equally valued and inter-related missions of patient care, education, and research. The success of these missions requires the integration of the School of Medicine and Health Services and a shared destiny with the University of Pennsylvania. By recruiting and retaining a world-class faculty and staff who strive for excellence, innovation, quality and professionalism, we will accomplish our missions. Our goal is to be recognized nationally as the most accomplished and respected School of Medicine and Health System.

Our education programs develop the next generations of leaders in medicine and biomedical research. To attract the most qualified students and trainees, the School of Medicine and CPUP will engage the most outstanding educators and researchers in teaching and training; develop and implement innovative methods of instruction; provide state-of-the-art facilities and foster educational relationships with the University and UPHS network. We will recruit, retain and reward outstanding educators by providing an environment that promotes creativity and rewards teaching excellence. The School of Medicine, its faculty, and its alumni will be known for a shared commitment to lifelong learning.

UPHS will enhance its status as a world leader in advancing medical science by continually improving the quality and impact of its research. The areas UPHS will emphasize are the fundamental mechanisms of biology and human disease; the translation of discoveries into new approaches for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease; and the evaluation of medicine's impact on the health of the public. The research enterprise will be supported by peer-reviewed external funding and innovative non-traditional funding sources. Attracting and retaining outstanding basic and physician scientists will be a key strategy for success. To help faculty develop pre-eminence in their fields, UPHS will provide excellent facilities, outstanding trainees, an effective research administration, and collegial interactions across the School of Medicine and the University.

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