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School of Medicine Vision

Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine.

School of Medicine Mission

Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians and others whom we serve through excellence in patient care, education and research.

Patient Care

We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.


We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative and integrated curricula and team oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.


We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration amongst disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic and population research.

UNC Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Mission Statement

The mission of the UNC Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology is to improve the lives and health of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We provide quality, patient-centered health care services; educate health care providers and investigators to be the leaders of tomorrow; and conduct research to advance knowledge in our field.