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University of Colorado School of Medicine Mission Statement


SOM Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Colorado School of Medicine is to provide Colorado, the nation and the world with programs of excellence in:

  • Education - through the provision of educational programs to medical students, allied health students, graduate students and housestaff, practicing health professionals and the public at large;

  • Research - through the development of new knowledge in the basic and clinical sciences, as well as in health policy and health care education;

  • Patient Care - through state-of-the-art clinical programs which reflect the unique educational environment of the University, as well as the needs of the patients it serves; and,

  • Community Service - through sharing the School's expertise and knowledge to enhance the broader community, including our affliated institutions, other healthcare professionals, alumni and other colleagues, and citizens of the state.