The Otago Medical School shares the vision of the University of Otago Division of Health Sciences:
Improving health at home and around the world / Whaia te Iti kahurangi—hapaitia te hauora ki te kainga, ki te ao
The Otago Medical School shares the mission of the University of Otago Division of Health Sciences:
The Division of Health Sciences will provide New Zealand society and other communities with a highly qualified workforce in the health professions and will lead research and academic advancement in the areas of health and biomedical science.
The Division will promote health, health care, and equitable health outcomes through outstanding basic and applied research and world-class academic and professional leadership. This will be achieved through research-based undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional academic programmes of international standard in the health and biomedical sciences, and the translation of research into produces and services to benefit society.
The Otago Medical School's strategic imperatives are those of the University of Otago and the Division of Health Sciences:
- Excellence in research
- Excellence in teaching
- Outstanding campus environments
- Outstanding student experiences
- Commitment as a local, national, and global citizen
- Strong external engagement
- Sustaining capability
The Otago Medical School promotes improved and equitable health for New Zealand society and international communities, ensuring that learning, teaching, research, and service activities relate to the health needs of all our communities. It achieves this by educating doctors, nurses, radiation therapists, and medical laboratory and biomedical scientists at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and by leading research and academic advancement in health and biomedical sciences across its nationally-dispersed campuses.