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Mission and Vision


The mission of the School of Medicine is to educate medical students and biomedical scientists in accordance with the highest professional standards, and prepare clinicians who are dedicated to enriching their disciplines, devoted to improving health, and committed to practicing patient-centered evidence-based medicine.


The Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine aspires to become the leading school in medical education in the country by fostering educational excellence, providing cutting-edge educational innovations, preparing leaders in education, advancing educational scholarship, building a network of medical educators and educating towards meeting healthcare needs.

The School of Medicine seeks regional pre-eminence through triangular collaboration among local and regional affiliated teaching hospitals, our partners in American medicine, and the SOM.  This will create a regional hub for training and a strong foundation for basic science and clinical research, as our affiliated hospitals strive to become regional patient referral centers.  The SOM will solidify academic relationships with major American and European medical institutions, and will create training opportunities and improve employment prospects for its graduates in America and Europe.

The school will be distinguished by its success in preparing graduates who achieve academic excellence, demonstrate commitment to patient and community service, exhibit outstanding interpersonal skills, and adhere to the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, and medical ethics.


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