Mission and Vision

Progressing toward our lofty goals

Healing humankind, one innovation and one patient at a time.

A group of masked residents and physicians reviewing results on a large digital screen

We are a diverse and collaborative community of innovators, educators, healthcare providers, and life-long learners committed to creating world leaders in health and biosciences, discovering the basis for health and cures for disease, optimizing health through community partnerships, and healing humankind one patient at a time. 




Our Mission 

Our mission is to deliver leading-edge patient care, research, education, and community engagement.

Our Vision 

Our vision is to enable people to live their longest, healthiest lives through our commitment to these mission areas.




Vision: Creating world leaders in health and science

Progress: Establishing the Academy for Excellence in Medical Education

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The audience at the white coat ceremony


Vision: Discovering the basis for health and cures for disease

Progress: Creating seven Research Themes, offering interdepartmental seed grant funding and providing co-located space in the new South Tower building

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A view of the South Tower of CHS from Switzer Plaza

Community Engagement

Vision: Optimizing health through community partnerships

Progress: Building on community health programs in the CTSI and in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services

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Meeting the needs of the community through compassionate care, two students at a local food bank

Clinical Care

Vision: Heal humankind one patient at a time

Progress: Expanding across Southern California and developing system wide approaches to leverage scale

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Doctor and patient in clinic

Delivering on this promise takes a concerted effort, with every member of our community working together.

See our Strategic Plan