a. Vision Statement: To graduate exceptional, compassionate, inspirational leaders who serve as pioneers of innovative medicine in communities of need.
b. Our Mission: We are committed to training compassionate physicians to become competent and confident in the full spectrum of practice in family medicine and psychiatry, and expert at the interface as we provide care to complex, medically underserved patients.
c. Our Approach:
i. Training opportunities in our hospitals where we care for patients with diverse backgrounds, cultures, and socioeconomic strata
ii. The development of multifaceted skill sets, flexibility, confidence, and competence to respond to any clinical problem in any setting
iii. A learning environment that fosters leadership, cultural competency, ingenuity, and creative solutions to complex health care problems
iv. Accommodation for those patients who, because of their complex combination of physical and mental illness, cannot receive care in traditional health care delivery models
d. Our Beliefs:
i. We are part of a continuum of health care and other services to people in poverty, who suffer illness of any sort.
ii. We are not only independent psychiatrists and family physicians, but are specialists at the interface of both family medicine and psychiatry.
iii. People who have both medical and psychiatric illness also have a right to comprehensive, integrated health care, and they deserve competent specialty care, even though in some instances, their illnesses may pose a challenge to serve them in typical health care settings.
iv. All people have a right to excellence in health care, regardless of their ability to pay.
e. Our Core Values:
i. Respect each other and every patient that walks through our door.
ii. Trust in each other, our decisions, and our aspirations.