"So they set out and went from village to village, preaching the gospel and healing people everywhere." Luke 9:6.
Our overriding purpose is to foster the formation of Christian physicians, providing whole-person care to individuals, families, and communities. Fulfilling this responsibility requires:
Creating an environment in which medical students, graduate students, and residents will acquire the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes appropriate to Christian health professionals and scholars.
Cultivating a creative environment for inquiry and discovery of new routes to wholeness through basic and clinical research.
Providing timely access to cost-effective, comprehensive, whole-person care for all patients, regardless of their circumstances or status.
Affirming the Christian view of wholeness—which recognizes that the needs of patients go beyond the healing of the body, and that the development of students involves more than the training of the mind; promoting physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual growth in our faculty and our students; and transforming our daily activities into personal ministries.
Providing whole-person care wherever the opportunity arises; participating with the world community in the provision of local medical education; providing international physicians and scientists the opportunities for professional interaction and enrichment; sharing the good news of a loving God as demonstrated by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ—these are the goals of the students, faculty, and graduates of the School of Medicine.