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Purpose, Core Values & Vision

We believe it is important to know why we exist, how we can live it, and where we want to be in the future. Why we exist as a residency program can be found in our purpose statement. Who we are can be found in our core values. Where we strive to be is laid out in our vision statement. We use these as a road map to focus and guide our efforts on an ongoing basis.

Two physicians talking to woman.Purpose Statement

Perpetuating Family Medicine: inspiring learners to be leaders in caring for patients and families throughout the journey of life.

Core Values

  1. Integrity guides our actions. We are transparent with our thoughts and ideas leading to open, honest discussion.
  2. We accept accountability for our actions whether they lead to successful outcomes or to significant shortcomings.
  3. Diversity in who we are and how we think allows us to explore ideas and strategies not otherwise considered.
  4. We cultivate an environment of shared learning; we are teachers and learners at the same time.
  5. We see humanity in all as we seek to truly know more about those we cross paths with each day.

Vision Statement

All communities receiving high quality, high value, comprehensive primary care and health promotion from family physicians trained in the latest evidence, technology, and methods.

Accomplished through:

A family medicine residency program with a culture of:

  • innovation in teaching and learning methods
  • scholarship through integration and application of medical evidence

A clinic with a culture of:

  • team-based integrated care for all patients
  • innovative performance improvement to overcome health disparities
  • positive team work life

A health system with a culture of:

  • collaborative education permeating the work experience
  • positive educator experiences