Strategic Priorities

Strategic Priorities

Vision: Leadership in improving health through education, research and partnerships.

Mission: We develop leaders, contribute to our communities, and improve the health of people and populations through the discovery, application and communication of knowledge.




  • Preparing the next generation of leaders in the health sciences. 
  • Leading research that answers questions of fundamental and societal relevance. Translating discoveries to improve health.
  • An ideal and preferred partner. A gateway to and for the world.
  • Deliver exceptional education programs that prepare students for the future of medicine and to serve their patients and communities.
  • Provide graduate education that prepares students to excel in a constantly evolving global environment and workforce.
  • Ensure that our students, faculty and staff reflect the diversity of our community.
  • Develop new dual degree programs for health professions students and strengthen our clinician scientist programs.
  • Support collaborative research networks involving the Faculty of Medicine and one or more of our partner hospitals.
  • Refresh and renew discovery-based research and enhance its integration with clinical and rehabilitation sciences.
  • Attract and retain the best faculty, staff and graduate students from across Canada and around the world.
  • Promote entrepreneurship and commercialization for students and faculty.
  • Leverage our location to increase collaboration across the entire University and the Greater Toronto Area health care sector.
  • Capitalize on our location to position the Faculty as a leading destination for researchers, educators and learners.
  • Strengthen and sustain national and international partnerships in areas of strategic importance.
  • Advocate for patients, families and the communities we serve by translating knowledge on health, well-being and illness prevention.

Focusing on these priorities will help us to effect positive change. Using our knowledge and expertise, we can make an impact not only within our community, but across the country and around the world.

Strategic Plans

Dean's Reports

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