Our Mission

To improve the lives of the communities we serve through excellence in learning, discovery, and healing. To foster an inclusive, diverse community that reflects our world and addresses the most challenging issues in health care.

Our Vision

  • to be the medical school that sets the standard for educating physicians, scientists, and teachers to be leaders of change in creating a healthier, better world; and
  • to build a diverse and inclusive community reflective of our world in order to enrich learning, foster innovation and help tackle the most vexing challenges in health care.

Our Core Values

Excellence. Teamwork. Communication. Diversity. Integrity.
Innovation. Accountability.

Our values define how we live and work together as we create a compelling and sustainable future. We strive for excellence in all our endeavors and we hold in high regard the teamwork, communication and relationships that catalyze this distinctiveness. Diversity and inclusiveness are deeply respected values and are supported throughout the institution, for they greatly enrich our learning, clinical practice and service environments. Integrity is about character and honesty but also about honoring one's word. We continuously look for innovative ways to improve our research, education, and patient care efforts in order to best serve our diverse communities. We strive to create a culture of accountability that aligns goals and expectations and links rewards and recognition to high performance.