Mission & Vision


We will be global leaders in transformative medical education, research and clinical care innovation, designed to improve the health and well-being of patients and communities around the world.


We educate exceptional physician-innovators to deliver high-value, compassionate health care through transformative solutions developed at the intersection of engineering, science, and medicine.

Our Values

We are driven by key qualities that permeate our culture and result in a self-enhancing environment.

We are focused on improving the human condition through compassionate care for patients, society and the world at large.

We are confident in our capacity to prepare board-certified physicians who are also innovators who will revolutionize healthcare delivery.

Change doesn’t just happen. Through a unique blend of unwavering curiosity, determination and a giant leap into new ways of thinking, we challenge the status quo.

We will develop unprecedented solutions to society’s most challenging health care delivery problems by collectively building on each other’s creative ideas.

We leverage our strategic partnerships with Carle Health, the University of Illinois, and the community to enhance our innovative curriculum, expand learning opportunities, and advance human health.

We actively promote an inclusive environment in which students, faculty, and staff can learn, teach, research, and serve.