Mission and Vision

Why we exist – Our purpose

The mission of the DKICP is the traditional mission of academic healthcare - education, research, and service with emphasis on patient care. More specifically, our mission is: To educate pharmacy practitioners and leaders. To serve as a catalyst for innovations and discoveries in pharmaceutical science and practice for the promotion of health and wellbeing. To provide community service, including quality patient care.

What our mission is based on – Our overarching goals

The DKICP mission is predicated on four goals: Implement academic curricula leading to a flagship Pharm.D. program, which produces graduates committed to serving people via science-based practice. Accountability to the National Academy of Medicine’s core competencies for the health professional workforce. Conduct research that advances pharmaceutical sciences and makes a difference for humanity inclusive of effects on global health. Cultivate culturally competent, intellectually inquisitive, self-directed, caring pharmacists, who are critical thinkers, problem solvers and life-long learners in a changing healthcare environment.

The way we do business – Our values

A values framework underpins the DKICP mission and vision in its commitment to building a culture of quality and excellence in pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences via enactment of five values: Ethics underlies responsibility and accountability to standards in ensuring safe, quality, healthy environments for education, conducting research, providing pharmaceutical healthcare services, and sustaining livelihood. DKICP thrives upon ethical decision-making and morality. Community is cultivated through spaces of collaborations and places of meaning, respect, openness, freedom and creativity. DKICP is rooted in humanism. Diversity among people, cultures, theories, practices, institutions permeate 21st century healthcare. DKICP embraces and celebrates diversity, with a niche in cultural diversity. Scholarship is the passion and outcomes of academic and professional life. The quest of DKICP for quality and excellence affirms scholarly pursuits. Life-long learning is the pathway to stimulating pharmacy practice on a continuum of development and advancing pharmacy as a science and profession. DKICP is nurtured via the continuum of lifelong education.

Where we want to go – Our vision

The Vision of the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP) at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo is to drive Improvement of Healthcare in Hawai‘i and throughout the Pacific. We will achieve this vision by focusing on Hawai‘i’s unique cultural, physical, and geographic features, by employing world-class faculty, and by graduating exceptional professionals. As we chart our course, we are committed to: Preserving the strengths of our foundation Demonstrating a positive impact Ensuring financial viability that enables us to support UH Hilo’s mission Living the values of the University of Hawai‘i System Engaging and giving back to our community Embracing unique opportunities

How we will get there – Our primary strategy

We will achieve this vision by focusing on Hawai'i’s unique cultural, physical, and geographic features, by employing world-class faculty, and by graduating exceptional professionals.