Strategic Plan Through 2014-2015


To be the world's preeminent health sciences innovator.


UCSF advances health worldwide through innovative health sciences education, discovery and patient care.

GOAL 1: Provide unparalleled care to our patients


  • Hire and retain the top health care providers

  • Accelerate the translation of groundbreaking science into therapies for our patients

  • Provide a world-class patient experience

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GOAL 2: Improve health worldwide through innovative science


  • Promote collaboration and cross-disciplinary efforts within the UCSF research community

  • Invest in infrastructure that enables UCSF to excel in basic, clinical and population research

  • Lead and influence biomedical research policy at the national and international levels

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GOAL 3: Attract and support the most talented and diverse trainees in the health sciences


  • Increase professional and graduate student financial support

  • Develop infrastructure to support new experiential, team-based, interdisciplinary learning models

  • Create a learning environment in which our trainees thrive

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GOAL 4: Be the workplace of choice for diverse, top-tier talent


  • Establish and communicate clear goals and direction — at all levels

  • Enhance development opportunities for faculty and staff

  • Compensate faculty and staff based on performance and at market levels

  • Create an environment in which faculty and staff can thrive

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GOAL 5: Create a financially sustainable enterprise-wide business model


  • Collaborate with our local community on educational and economic opportunities and health enhancement

  • Design and implement transparent and effective budgeting and planning processes

  • Maximize existing revenue streams, develop new ones and continue Operational Excellence efforts to manage costs

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