Our vision...

is to be recognized as a world leader in medicine.

Our mission...

is to provide the highest quality of patient care, medical education, and research, and to develop the next generation of physicians, researchers and educators.

Our core values

RESPECT: We treat all people with dignity, equity and inclusion regardless of individual differences and fully respecting diversity in all its forms.

QUALITY: We will always strive for excellence in patient care, research and education.

COLLABORATION: We work together for the good of all our members and the people we serve to improve health, education and research in Canada’s National Capital Region and beyond.

ACCOUNTABILITY: We set the highest standards for professionalism, fairness and transparency to earn and keep the trust upon which our work relies.

Our equity, diversity and inclusion statement

The Department of Medicine is committed to applying the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion in all we do.

We strive to:  

  • recruit and retain staff that reflect the diversity of our society to meet the needs of our patients. 
  • maintain an environment of fairness and respect where all can work free of discrimination  
  • provide a welcoming and accommodating environment for all members and learners where they feel safe to self-identify and be their authentic selves. among their peers at the workplace. 

We work in the context of a university faculty fully committed to principles for equity and diversity:  


We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion as key factors in fulfilling our overall organizational social responsibility. We continually reassess our strategic goals and adjust as indicated.  


At present, we have identified four groups for priority attention: Women; Indigenous Peoples of Canada (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis); People with disabilities; and Visible Minorities designated by the Government of Canada Employment Equity Act. 


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