Medical Education Program Mission and Values

Mission Statement
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of people and communities throughout the WWAMI region, the nation, and the world through educating, training, and mentoring our students to be excellent physicians 

Vision for Medical Student Education
Our students will be highly competent, knowledgeable, caring, culturally sensitive, ethical, dedicated to service, and engaged in lifelong learning. 

Institution-wide Goals for Medical Student Education
In support of our mission to educate physicians, our goals for medical student training are to: 

  • Challenge students and faculty to achieve excellence; 
  • Maintain a learner-centered curriculum that focuses on patient-centered care and that is innovative and responsive to changes in medical practice and healthcare needs; 
  • Provide students with a strong foundation in science and medicine that prepares them for diverse roles and careers; 
  • Advance patient care and improve health through discovery and application of new knowledge; 
  • Teach, model, and promote: 
    • the highest standards of professionalism, honor, and integrity, treating others with empathy, compassion, and respect; 
    • a team approach to the practice of medicine, including individual responsibility and accountability, with respect for the contributions of all health professions and medical specialties; 
    • the skills necessary to provide quality care in a culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate manner; 
  • Encourage students to maintain and model a balanced and healthy lifestyle; 
  • Foster dedication to service, including caring for the underserved; 
  • Engage students in healthcare delivery, public health, and research to strengthen their understanding of healthcare disparities and regional and global health issues; and 
  • Provide leadership in medical education, research, and health policy for the benefit of those we serve regionally, nationally, and globally. 

Effective Date: Approved 2018, Reviewed 2014; MSEC and Academic Affairs Deans
Policy Owner: VDARRA
Authorized Individuals: VDARRA, MSEC, EQISPC, Academic Regional and Rural Affairs Deans
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