Vision and Mission



Mayo Clinic School of Medicine will educate physicians and physician-scientists who will transform the practice of medicine by healing both patients and the health care system.


To train physician and physician-scientist leaders who will practice and teach patient-centered, science-driven, team-based, high-value health care and contribute to a resilient, diverse and culturally competent physician workforce.

  • Physician leaders. Physicians who model servant leadership in a wide variety of professional settings.
  • Patient-centered. Exemplifying humanism and Mayo Clinic's unique model of patient-centered health care.
  • Science-driven. Supporting evidence-based medicine and accelerating discovery and innovation using traditional and emerging sciences, and improving the health care system by applying tools from the science of health care delivery.
  • Team-based. Working and studying in collaborative groups and facilitating interdisciplinary, collaborative team-based practice.
  • High-value health care. Advancing the science of health care delivery by mastering the necessary knowledge to improve quality, safety and service within health care systems.
  • Resilient. Adjusting and thriving in an evolving health care landscape through deliberate training in wellness and resilience as well as ongoing reflection and effective change in self and in others.
  • Diverse and culturally competent. Recognizing, valuing and respecting the richness of diversity and cultural differences.

Core principles: Lead, transform and heal

Mayo Clinic School of Medicine will:

  • Enroll an outstanding and diverse student body that has a strong foundation in the sciences and a demonstrated commitment to service and continuous learning
  • Attract and sustain an outstanding and diverse faculty who contribute to education scholarship and utilize the best principles of education to optimize students' professional development
  • Provide a learner-centered curriculum that aligns with evolving technological trends and integrates strong basic sciences, ethical principles, professional standards and outstanding clinical training
  • Provide an intellectually stimulating environment where small class size and a large faculty of physicians, scientists and other health professionals unite to promote the scientific and humanitarian practice of medicine
  • In order to graduate physicians who will:
    • Provide service and demonstrate leadership within health care systems and within the community
    • Serve as leaders of change to improve our health care system and delivery
    • Advance the scientific foundations of medicine through leadership in basic, clinical and translational research
    • Promote the role of the physician as educator-mentor and the importance of lifelong learning
    • Foster resilience and wellness in themselves and others, demonstrating work-life integration and compassionate self-care and care of others
    • Make altruistic career choices based on personal skills without the burden of excessive educational debt
    • Have mastered the knowledge and skills required for diagnosis, patient management, health promotion, disease prevention and high-value health care
    • Respect the importance of the patient as an individual as well as the needs of populations, and consistently practice evidence-based medicine and shared decision-making
    • Work collaboratively within multidisciplinary health care teams
    • Contribute to a diverse and culturally competent workforce
    • Practice both the art and science of medicine, incorporating the highest ethical principles into their life and practice
Oct. 09, 2014