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Social Mission

Social Mission Statement

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine empowers students, faculty, and staff to actively partner with individuals and communities to achieve health equity.


Our philosophy is to educate diverse, socially and culturally accountable future physician leaders who understand systems of care and social determinants of health. By advocating to meet the needs of all persons within the context of their care and working for larger systemic changes, our physicians will promote equity and justice within their local and global communities.