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Mission

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The mission of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is to improve human health.  To achieve this goal, we will:

  • Prepare physicians, scientists and educators for positions of worldwide leadership.
  • Discover and disseminate new knowledge that advances understanding of health and disease.
  • Provide compassionate, personalized patient care of the highest quality in service to our local, national and global communities.
  • Embrace a culture of lifelong learning, innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Create a diverse and broadly inclusive community of faculty, staff and students that enriches our learning environment and ensures excellence in research and patient care.
  • Nurture and protect Vanderbilt’s unique legacy of cooperation, collegiality, and mutual respect.
  • Foster the personal and professional growth of all members of the Vanderbilt community, as we continuously strive to realize full potential. 

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