Department of Medicine
We define mission as the reason the Department of Medicine exists. What defines these major activities is our core mission.
Since our founding in 1906, the focus of the Department of Medicine has been to strive for excellence within our five major core activities: education, research, clinical care, faculty and staff development and financial and administrative stewardship.
We strive to inspire and support biomedical research, promote the prevention of disease and the treatment of illness, and motivate and educate future leaders in the field of internal medicine.
We aim to promote compassionate care of the highest quality that translates new knowledge into meaningful improvements in healthcare outcomes.
We believe that these goals are best met through interdisciplinary collaboration, fiscal responsibility, support of diversity, a focus on quality and a culture of professionalism that is dedicated to teamwork and collegial relations. A focus on these core values allows the Department of Medicine to promote the best interests of the University of Virginia and our commitment to the community we serve.