Strategic Plan Engage, Innovate, Excel 2026
Under the leadership of Dean Colleen G. Koch, M.D., M.S., M.B.A., the UF College of Medicine has launched a comprehensive strategic planning process to develop a road map that will guide the college’s future for years to come.
The seven pillars of the College of Medicine
The University of Florida College of Medicine will lead the nation in developing innovative educational models and integrating them into evidence-based curricula that encompass multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary programs to advance medical, biomedical and health sciences education.
The University of Florida College of Medicine will lead the nation in conducting innovative multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research in fundamental science, leading breakthroughs in knowledge of disease processes, and advancing the development of disease diagnostics, therapeutics and population-based care models.
The University of Florida College of Medicine will be a national leader in evidence-based medical care that is patient-, family- and community-centered, with state-of-the-art treatments, leading-edge care-delivery pathways and excellence in the patient experience.
The University of Florida College of Medicine will become a national leader in cultivating an inclusive workplace that promotes professional development, personal growth and well-being and fosters a shared sense of community and civic engagement.
Diversity, Inclusion and Health Care Equity
The University of Florida College of Medicine will lead the nation in promoting and celebrating workplace diversity and inclusion and will support comprehensive, intentional strategies to advance health care equity and access to care.
The University of Florida College of Medicine will support an integrated UF Health system that advances our patient care, education, research and community service missions across the region to enrich the experience of our college community and better the lives and health of the populations we serve.
The University of Florida College of Medicine will be a national leader in implementing evidence-based, outcomes-driven practices and conscientiously managing resources to increase high-value, equitable patient-centered and population-based care.
Have a kernel of an idea or a full-fledged project proposal for any of the pillars within the strategic plan? Share your thoughts with us via the web form below.
share your bright ideas
The College of Medicine wants to continue hearing from you as we move toward fulfilling the vision statements outlined in our strategic plan. If you have a “bright idea” that has the potential to develop into a project under one of the seven pillars of the college’s strategic plan, please use this form to share it with Dean Koch and her team for review. Your kernel of an idea just might be the spark for the next innovative initiative that will move the College of Medicine forward.
Bright Ideas form
livestreamed State of the college — September 23
Revisiting the road traveled. Gearing up for the future.
State of the College event held in September
The UF College of Medicine community reflected on our collective successes over the past year at the annual State of the College address Friday, September 23.
News about the strategic plan
Participants can ‘get their hands dirty’ and code with new AI course
The course will be available to College of Medicine affiliates this spring
College of Medicine to host first-of-its-kind conference on AI
Inaugural AI4Health: Improving Health through Artificial Intelligence conference to be held from April 20-22
College launches new platform for faculty mentoring and development
Faculty Mentorship Resource Center uses online dashboard to connect mentors with mentees
Strategic plan project to improve IT infrastructure for AI readiness
The plan involves partnerships between clinicians and data scientists