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Mission and Vision

Nursing students practicing on resuscitation dummyAs the state’s only academic health sciences center, UMMC works to improve the life of Mississippians by providing exceptional patient care, training the next generation of health care providers, and engaging in innovative research.

In 2013, UMMC leadership established the Office of Governance and Strategic Planning (OG&SP). The Office is responsible for the coordination and preparation of the institutional strategic plan, planning processes and organizational performance improvement through alignment of strategic priorities and initiatives.

In the summer of 2014, UMMC released the first comprehensive, multi-year strategic plan for the institution. The plan will serve as a roadmap to navigate environmental uncertainty and take the next steps in enhancing the institution’s ability to meet its strategic goals and objectives.


The mission of the University of Mississippi Medical Center is to improve the health and well-being of patients and the community through excellent training for health care professionals, engagement in innovative research, and the delivery of state-of-the-art health care.


The University of Mississippi Medical Center will be a premier academic health sciences system that is recognized nationally for high-quality clinical care, for innovative research, and for training committed health care professionals who work together to improve health outcomes and eliminate health care disparities.