Vision & Mission


To achieve international eminence as an academic institution in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate and continuing professional education; basic and clinical research; clinical practice and service; public health and prevention; and responsiveness to the needs of the community.


To advance health care, promote innovation, excellence in education, research and patient care; to educate and train individuals to become exemplary clinicians, surgeons, teachers and visionaries.

Core Values

We will aim for excellence in all that we do. Our collaboration and innovation will always focus on patient need. We will:

  • Develop skills and habits of life-long learning; giving special attention to teaching and research activities that address health care disparities.
  • Commit to cultural diversity among faculty, staff and students and to ensure a respectful and ethical academic environment.
  • Strive for excellence in all our endeavors; we believe teamwork, communication and relationships build a sustainable future.