The Penn State College of Medicine Nittany Lion statue is seen surrounded by plants in the central courtyard of the College in June 2016.

Penn State College of Medicine Strategic Plan 2020-2025

About the Strategic Plan

The vision, goals and foundations set forth in the Penn State College of Medicine strategy represent the most enterprising ideas and input from diverse thought-leaders at the COM, harnessed through an inclusive process that offered all faculty and staff, as well as our partners at the University and Penn State Health, a chance to make their voices heard. The goals laid out capitalize on exciting talents, resources and opportunities to rapidly advance the mission of the organization while also speeding up the positive cultural shift needed to attract, retain and produce the most talented individuals and teams in academic medicine.


Strategic Goals

The five-year goals for the College of Medicine define a bold agenda that will define the future of the organization. The goals also directly support the University’s goals and foundations and will maximize the impact of investment in the COM as a vehicle to increase the reputation of the University as a premier health care education and research institution. Over the next five years, the COM will:

  1. Translational Science – Become a recognized leader in translational sciences through unlocking the complex interactions of genetics, biological processes, socio-economics and life circumstances to improve understanding of human health and mechanisms of disease.
  2. Artificial Intelligence – Develop and apply the artificial intelligence, neural engineering, machine learning and informatics capabilities needed to make rapid advances in biomedical research, education, health outcomes and value-based patient care.
  3. Health Systems Science – Develop future health care professionals and scientists who draw on the best practices of the humanities and biomedical and health systems sciences to enhance health and community impact.
  4. Culture – Continually improve our culture; one that is inclusive, safe, respectful and supports the well-being and professional development of learners, staff and faculty.