Mission, Vision, and Guiding Principles

Mission Statement:

We will provide and teach comprehensive, cost-effective, and compassionate health care while contributing to the leadership, greater knowledge and impact of our profession.

Guiding principles:

  • Lifelong learning in a supportive and respectful environment that accentuates inter-professional collaboration and patient safety.
  • Relationships as the foundation of Family Medicine underscoring the importance of continuity in the physician-patient relationship.  
  • Service to individuals, families, and our community, especially the underserved, as we strive to address healthcare disparities.
  • Practice of evidenced based medicine, focusing on prevention where possible, and chronic disease management where appropriate. 
  • Contribution to quality improvement, research and publication through fostering an atmosphere of curiosity and inquisitiveness.

Vision Statement:

To be recognized as a center for excellence in the training of quality family physicians with knowledge, skills and compassion necessary for a full spectrum of practice and leadership in a variety of settings. To facilitate the goal of providing primary care to all underserved areas in the State of Maine.