Vision, Mission & Core Values

Vision

Specific program goals:
  • Enhance the quality of health professions education by usingthe best academic resources available statewide
  • Retain Arkansas graduates of health professions schools within the state
  • Improve the supply and distribution of primary healthcare providers in Arkansas
  • Increase the number of individuals from rural, minority, and other underserved populations entering health careers
  • Supply professional support and continuing education for healthcare providers statewide
  • Provide quality health care services and educational programs to the public
  • Promote cooperation among providers, educational institutions, and health-related organizations

Mission

To improve the supply and distribution of health care professionals in Arkansas, with an emphasis on primary care, through community and academic partnerships, to increase quality health care for all Arkansans.
Quality training experiences in settings away from the academic medical center expose trainees to opportunities in underserved communities, helping encourage rural practice choices. The teaching atmosphere, library services, and continuing education offerings enhance the rural professional environment, aid in provider retention, and ultimately strengthen the participating community health care systems.

Core Values

Integrity – We foster, encourage and expect honesty, accountability and transparency in pursuit of the highest ethical and professional standards in all that we do.  We take responsibility for our performance, and will engage employees, patients and families, learners and stakeholders in our critical decisions that are timely, complete and accurate.

Respect – We embrace a culture of professionalism with respect for the dignity of all persons.

Diversity – We are committed to the importance of the diversity of UAMS leadership, faculty, staff and learners in order to enhance the education of our learners, reduce health disparities in our state, and honor the unique contributions provided by a diversity of values, beliefs and cultures.

Teamwork – We seek to create interdisciplinary and inter-professional, synergistic and collegial relationships characterized by honesty, collaboration, inclusiveness and flexibility.

Creativity – We encourage and support innovation, imagination, ingenuity, resourcefulness and vision.

Excellence – We strive to achieve, through continuous improvement, adherence to institutional policies and best practices, and collaboration with colleagues, patients, and families, the highest quality and standards in all our endeavors.