UCLA Center for Prehospital Care Strategic Plan

Since our inception in 1987, the Center for Prehospital Care has furthered all four pillars of the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine’s strategic plan – education, research, community engagement and clinical care.  Over the past 35 years, we have served tens of thousands of providers and, through our graduates, cared for hundreds of thousands of patients as we forward the practice of medical education and research.

We are committed to preserving this rich legacy and focused on the future of this important work.  To that end, over the past year, we have engaged all our stakeholders – program faculty, clinical instructors, administrative staff, community partners, and leadership – to redefine our mission, affirm our values, and create a strategic plan that will guide the development of the Center over the next 3 to 5 years.  Our commitment to this mission-based work lives in our dedicated faculty and staff and the strategic plan that we created to outline these important priorities and initiatives. 


Our Mission:         To Inspire Healing Humankind Through Innovation and World-Class Education


Our Values:           

      Do What’s Right

      Make Things Better

      Be Kind

  • We are united by our shared mission of advancing science and medicine
  • We work together to eliminate inequity
  • We are grounded in ethics and data
  • We balance the short and long term effects of our actions
  • We come to work to make an impact
  • We are constantly curious
  • We seek out diverse voices
  • We embrace failures as opportunities to learn


  • We are strongest when we show empathy
  • We have the courage to be honest
  • We listen to understand
  • We engage in dialogue even when we disagree


Our Priorities and Initiatives:

1. Make UCLA the destination of choice for those committed to impacting medicine through education and research

  • Redesign career positions to create time for scholarly work to advance the practice of medical education and clinical practice
  • Create a work and learning environment that is positive, supportive, balanced, and equipped to attract and retain the best and brightest
  • Finely-tuned, supportive administrative and information services and systems to support our faculty and staff 
  • Develop the next generation of career educators through part-time instructors by implementing pathways for development and career advancement

           3-Year Goal: Employee retention rate of 85%, satisfaction rate of 90% and referral rate of 90%

2. Advance the practice of medical education and clinical medicine

  • Promote collaboration with UCLA Health, DGSOM, industry associations, LEMSAs and community partners on pilots, projects and studies
  • Share findings through publications and presentations in peer-reviewed journals and at key national and international meetings and conferences

    3-Year Goal: Two (2) pilots or studies completed, 1 presented, 1 published

3. Deliver world-class education
  • Engage the rich resources of UCLA schools and departments through partnership and collaboration
  • Develop and deliver curricula using the latest learning and clinical science
  • Pilot, evaluate and study new learning methodologies, modalities and the delivery of clinical care

    3-Year Goal: 85% completion rate, 90% certifying/licensing rate, 90% student/client satisfaction rate

4. Establish UCLA as the first choice for institutional clients, trainees and the general public nationally and internationally
  • Elevate community engagement to promote growth and mission connectedness
  • Engage in key government and association committees and attend/present at national and international meetings

    3-Year Goal:  Ninety (90%) institutional client retention, 5% new institutional clients, 90% student referral rate

5. Ensure a diverse workforce and student body to serve the community
  • Develop and implement formal, best practices plan for employees (i.e. recruitment, hiring, training, development)
  • Outreach to community partners to create pipeline programs for students in medicine and allied health careers
  • Ongoing review of program objectives, materials and processes to promote and advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Develop scholarship and supportive resources to increase access to underrepresented students

    3-Year Goal: Employees and students reflect the community served

6. Increase funding support to advance access, education, and clinical medicine
  • Formalize a grants committee and structure to incubate projects and passions to submit for grant funding

    3-Year Goal: Four (4) letter of intents submitted annually, 2 full proposals submitted annually
    $500,000 in funding received annually


2020-2021 Annual Report

The Center for Prehospital Care is proud to present our 2020-2021 Annual Report, detailing our activities and impact in our community and beyond.