Values Statement

The faculty and staff of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of South Florida College of Medicine commit to these values as guides for our decisions and behaviors:

Our Department

In our department, we highly value…

  • A climate based on collegiality and openness
  • Interdisciplinary efforts
  • Bold objectives balanced by fiscal responsibility
  • A collective perspective valuing individual opinions and diversity
  • The quest for excellence in our individual and collective growth

Our Learners

Our department exists for its learners, so we pledge to them…

  • Innovative teaching methods to maximize their professional growth and encourage leadership
  • A learning model based on strong mentoring relationships
  • A passion for the teaching/learning relationship based on honesty and integrity
  • That faculty will be role models for the practice of family medicine

Our Practice

In our clinical practice we pledge to provide…

  • The highest quality care using evidence-based medicine
  • Patient oriented care with exemplary service
  • Cost effective care without compromising patient care quality
  • A model of long-term care promoting relationships between patient, staff, clinicians and physician

Our Research

Research is at the center of our intellectual vitality. As such, it will feature…

  • Strong contributions to family medicine theory and knowledge
  • Substantive findings which are nationally recognized because of their high quality
  • Collaborative efforts stemming from a mutually supportive research environment

Our Communities

We recognize that we are part of the local and international community. To them, we vow…

  • Responsiveness to their needs
  • Leadership in what we do