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MISSION STATEMENT

Louisiana State University School of Medicine - New Orleans educates medical students, residents, and other learners in an environment that nurtures intellectual curiosity, and that reflects the diversity of its community.  The School of Medicine, striving for excellence in medical education, clinically relevant research, and healthcare delivery, partners with other LSUHSC schools, local health care systems, and community organizations, to provide a strong and supportive environment for learners and their faculty.

Medical Education Mission Objectives

The undergraduate medical curriculum enables our graduates to become knowledgeable, culturally competent, caring physicians, who can function in evolving healthcare systems, engage in life-long learning, and appreciate and evaluate medical research. Graduate Medical Education programs enable residents to become skilled and knowledgeable in their chosen discipline, and to respectfully assume the responsibilities of a practicing physician in an increasingly diverse community and nation.  We prepare students and residents to prioritize patient safety, to value interprofessional teamwork, and to improve healthcare quality for all. 

Research Mission Objectives

As medical education and research are tightly inter-related, commitment to clinically relevant research within the School of Medicine heightens the intellectual atmosphere, develops new knowledge, and transmits current information for the benefit of all constituencies.  The School of Medicine and the LSUHSC campus provides sophisticated infrastructure for scientific investigation undertaken by our faculty and learners, including state-of-the-art instrumentation, space, animal care facilities, and computer services. Vitality of the research enterprise is sustained by the vigorous pursuit of external research funding and supported by strategic long term planning.

Service Mission Objectives

The School of Medicine promotes excellence in healthcare delivery through relationships with our clinical partners and our community. Clinical practice values and maintains the cultural competency and technical skills of faculty, and expands opportunities for undergraduate and graduate teaching and research.  The school is responsive to rapidly evolving healthcare delivery models.  Additionally, the school is committed to programs that enhance our relationships within the community, provide educational and service opportunities, and enhance the quality of life for constituents of our state and local communities.

Updated April 2017