Our vision is to be learner centered. We will recruit the best students, residents, and fellows to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. We recognize the need for innovative medical education to meet the changing health care needs of individuals, our communities, and the global society. We promote a learner-centered approach that comes to life through adult learning principles of self-directed, peer-supported, experiential inquiry and learning to fulfill our mission to advance the health of humanity through excellence in medical education, clinical care, research, and service.
Our vision is to be patient and family focused. We are constantly striving to maintain the highest standard of medical care as well as physical and emotional comfort for our patients. Our clinical faculty, residents, fellows and students partner with our patients and their families to provide excellent medical care that meets individual needs. Our medical care involves an efficient use of resources and time to improve the quality of outcomes. Our education integrates the art and science of medicine to ensure a well-rounded, compassionate physician that meets the needs of patients, families and society.
Our vision is to be discovery driven. We are committed to research, discovery and scholarly activity. The medical school is building upon more than a century-long heritage of pharmaceutical and medical device innovation in the Kalamazoo community. We offer experiences that enable discovery, promote creativity and research. We are committed to pursuing inquiry, disseminating knowledge, and fostering critical thinking that encourages lifelong learning. Our scholarship creates new knowledge, forms a basis for innovative solutions, leads to economic development, and makes substantial contributions to society.
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