College of Medicine
“The primary focus and driving force for all activities associated with the CDU College of Medicine
is our mission. We are a mission driven medical education program”
— Richard S. Baker, M.D.
The mission of the College of Medicine is to provide education, research, and clinical service in the context of community engagement in order to train physician leaders who promote wellness, who provide care with excellence and compassion and who are committed to transforming the health of diverse and underserved communities.
The vision of the College of Medicine is to establish a 21st century mission-based medical school recognized for academic excellence and for contributing to the health of the nation by producing physician leaders who improve health outcomes in diverse and underserved communities.
The College seeks to establish the premier mission-based medical school in the nation by building upon a 40 year history of mission-focused Graduate Medical Education and an effective and highly successful 30 year medical education partnership between CDU and UCLA. We seek to achieve our goal by developing and implementing innovative, high-performing programs that educate a diverse workforce and increase the pool of physicians who are both committed and uniquely trained to meet challenges and to provide high quality patient-centered, culturally-appropriate, evidence-based care to diverse populations and underserved communities.
Our Core Values
The core values and expectations embraced by the faculty, students, staff and alumni of the College of Medicine family are:
These expectations speak to achievement and the pursuit of “greatness”.
These expectations speak to character and inner strength.
These values speak to honesty, integrity, accountability, and the commitment to each other that are right and necessary despite situations that are uncomfortable, unpopular or inopportune.