Our Mission and Strategic Plan

An organization's mission is a concise statement of why it exists, its reason for being. It is an enduring statement that usually remains the same for many years, providing long-term direction and continuity for the organization. The mission of the University of Kansas Medical Center is to serve Kansas through excellence in education, research, patient care and outreach.

  • Education: KUMC strives to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, post-doctoral and continuing education.
  • Research: KUMC seeks to advance the health sciences through world-class research.
  • Patient Care: KUMC provides compassionate and state-of-the-art patient care in an academic medical center environment.
  • Outreach: KUMC works with Kansans and their communities to improve health and health care across the state.

A strategic map was created in 2011 that outlines our strategy and specific goals to accomplish out mission. Take some time to review our strategic planning site and the accompanying annual updates.


Last modified: Feb 26, 2014
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Doug Girod, MD
Executive Vice Chancellor

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