Strategic Plans & Priorities

AMC21 is UAB Medicine’s strategic plan, integrating efforts of the School of Medicine and the UAB Health System to become the Preferred Academic Medical Center of the 21st Century. What are distinguishing characteristics of a preferred medical center? It is where students, residents, and fellows want to learn; faculty want to practice and conduct research; patients want to come for care; employees want to work; and donors want to give to a better future.

AMC21 has three strategic goals, positioning UAB Medicine to be preferred for:

  • providing a strong foundation of education and training for professionals
  • developing advancements in scientific discovery and biomedical research; and
  • delivering outstanding patient care.

UAB Medicine’s ability to achieve these goals will require an uncompromising focus on the advancement of knowledge, quality, satisfaction, and financial performance which form the “pillars” of our strategic initiative.

These pillars are built on a foundation of innovation and advancement of knowledge to harvest new ideas, fresh approaches, and scientific breakthroughs; alignment and integration to encourage collaboration, communication, and organizational effectiveness; and Reaching for Excellence to align goals, measure outcomes, and create a system of accountability.