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Eight essential pillars or themes serve as the focus for integrated planning and operations at UTMB.

These pillars ensure that we never lose sight of the elements we consider essential to our success in fulfilling our vital mission.


Invest in our No. 1 asset, our people.


Expand and improve our quality, safety and service management systems to enhance the value and impact of our education, research and clinical care programs.


Deliver educational programs of the highest quality to advance student learning and leadership development.


Expand the impact and excellence of our research programs.

Health System

Extend the capabilities of our health system to support our academic programs and offer access to the highest levels of patient care.

Strategic Management and Growth

Position ourselves for success through effective strategic management, with prioritized, outcomes-driven investments in education, research, patient care and institutional support programs.

Financial Success

Advance our financial strength.


Improve health locally, nationally and worldwide through strong collaborative relationships.