University of Virginia, Department of Orthopaedics Mission Statement
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
ORTHOPAEDIC DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Mission is to attain a
national and international reputation as a leader in academic
orthopaedics in the areas of patient care, orthopaedic education, and
1. Patient Care
Provide state-of-the-art, comprehensive but cost-effective care
for all musculoskeletal disorders.
Provide prompt treatment by responsive and compassionate
physicians in quality facilities.
Achieve the best outcome for every patient.
Provide quality graduate orthopaedic education through a
structured innovative teaching and evaluation process. Train and
nurture the next generation of orthopaedic physicians, who will utilize
medical care decision-making techniques based on outcome-based evidence
when considering diagnostic and therapeutic options of care.
Make significant advances in musculoskeletal scientific
knowledge and clinical practice through collaborative basic science,
translational and clinical research.
Our vision is to be an academic leader in orthopaedic
clinical care and innovative resident education. In addition, we
aspire to be an international leader in musculoskeletal research.
To achieve our vision, we will adhere to our values and promote
ethical, respectful and collaborative relationships.
- We will be sensitive to our patients'
social, cultural and financial challenges.
- We will endeavor to provide our patients with
practical and ethical
solutions that lead to their receiving quality care and
superior outcome, yet in a cost-effective manner.
- We will be honest in our opinions and
advice which will be based on rigorous scientifically sound
- We will support a greater diversity of
ideas and communities and promote mutual
- We will respect and promote teamwork and
collaboration as the best model for
- We will recruit, nurture, reward and retain quality faculty and
staff while being fiscally responsible.
- We will embrace creativity, seek
new knowledge, and foster high
achievement and excellence in
all aspects of our mission.