What We Stand For

Our Mission

To provide a world-class medical education that ignites a passion for learning, a desire to serve, and an unwavering commitment to improve the health and well-being of patients and communities.

Our Vision

Our graduates will be a diverse community of compassionate healers, lifelong learners, and courageous leaders of change within the profession and in society. They will have the skills, capabilities, and resilience to lead the transformation of healthcare delivery in the nation, and a lifelong commitment to the highest values of the profession.

Our Values

We are committed to:

Teaching the delivery of person-centered, evidence-informed healthcare in true partnerships with patients

Assuring accountability for the quality, safety, and appropriateness of care, and the ethical stewardship of patients' and families' health and resources

Achieving health equity for all and the elimination of health disparities wherever they exist

Promoting inclusiveness and diversity in the health professions

Developing courageous leaders who challenge the status quo with inquiry and innovation

Advocating for change in medical education, the profession, and the healthcare system

Creating and promulgating new knowledge in service to patients and communities

Establishing a learning environment that supports the health, well-being, and resilience of our graduates and enables them to serve as exemplars for patients and the profession

Our Context

We will leverage the values and capabilities of our integrated health system, and the unique relationship between the independent Permanente Medical Groups and the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan/Hospitals organization, to prepare students for future-facing clinical practice and health system leadership.