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Our Mission

Our Mission

The mission of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is to make lives better through excellence in education, research, health care and community engagement.

Strategies for achieving this mission are:

  • Educating a diverse student body to become excellent health care providers and scientists.
  • Engaging in research to understand health and disease.
  • Commercializing discoveries, as appropriate, to benefit the public.
  • Providing compassionate and culturally proficient health care.
  • Engaging our community to improve health.
  • Influencing thoughtful advances in health policy.

Approved by: The University of Texas System Board of Regents, November 10, 2011
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, April 25, 2012

Our Vision

To be a world-class academic health center transforming health and health care for a diverse society.

Core Values

To achieve our mission, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is committed to:

  • Accountability – We are committed to responsible and transparent stewardship of University resources.
  • Diversity – We strive for inclusivity across the University.
  • Excellence – We continue to strive for excellence through creativity, innovation and dedication.
  • Innovation – We discover, create, develop and measure new, exciting and effective methods of education or pedagogy, research and clinical care.
  • Integrity – We are truthful, equitable, and committed to intellectual honesty.
  • Professionalism – We will maintain the highest standards of professionalism through ethical behavior, lifelong learning, and respect for all members of the University.
  • Teamwork and Collaboration – We support each other and promote interprofessional collaboration.
  • Tradition – We learn from our history, create an optimistic future and promote the unique nature of the Health Science Center environment.