Mission & Vision

The revised mission and vision statements reflect SMHS’ response to the changing health care delivery and research environment, while addressing the challenges of training tomorrow’s leaders in meeting the health needs of populations. The new mission and vision statements reflect the core values found in the former version, but emphasize the importance of creating an environment that is characterized by excellence through diversity and inclusion, addressing the challenges of health equity, and advancing translational research, particularly through interdisciplinary collaboration.

The following are the updated mission and vision statements.

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is dedicated to improving the health of our local, national, and global communities by:

  • Educating a diverse workforce of tomorrow’s leaders in medicine, science, and health sciences.
  • Healing through innovative and compassionate care.
  • Advancing biomedical, translational, and health services delivery research with an emphasis on multidisciplinary collaboration.
  • Promoting a culture of excellence through inclusion, service, and advocacy.

As a globally recognized academic medical center, GW SMHS embraces the challenge of eliminating health disparities and transforming health care to enrich and improve the lives of those we serve.

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