The vision of the Center for Human and Organizational Potential (cHOP) is to develop a model for improving well-being, professional growth and satisfaction in medicine that others want to emulate. Designed with staff, faculty, learners, community members and SIU School of Medicine as a whole in mind, HOP focuses on wellness, work preparedness, professional and leadership development, and faculty promotion. HOP advisors will help identify and mitigate barriers in the aforementioned areas to progress at both individual and organizational levels. The center will work in a proactive and forward-thinking manner to improve the lives and work of SIU in a caring, welcoming and state-of-the-art work environment. Together, our community, both inside and outside of SIU School of Medicine, will prosper as a result of collaboration with cHOP.