Comparative Medicine - Mission and Vision
We are committed to the education of medical, basic science graduate students, medical residents and fellows, other students in health-care-related professions, and practicing health professionals. We seek to enroll students of exceptional quality, and their education will be based on the present and future research needs of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the nation.
Our objective is to provide a range of fully-integrated services for our investigators. These services will extend from prevention of illness and maintenance of health to the highly sophisticated care expected at the nation’s premier academic medical research centers.
We strive to be a national leader in pursuing scientific investigation and developing programs to advance medical and scientific knowledge, which will ultimately contribute to the health of the public, the practice of medicine, and the education of health professionals.
We will provide service to the public through education, community activities, and applications of research.
Our central responsibility to our research animals is to provide humane, compassionate, and expert care.
The creative and energetic pursuit and dissemination of new knowledge to our colleagues, students, and the public at large form the cornerstones of our educational purpose.
Our employees are the foundation of our orientation to service. The skill, creativity, loyalty, and energy of our employees are the sources of our effectiveness.
A commitment to excellence in all activities will be the basis for the selection of the most talented and humane scientists, teachers, students, and employees.
Effective and prudent use of financial, human, and physical resources is our moral responsibility and is essential to our viability.
We are committed to diversity among the faculty, staff, students, and volunteers and to promoting an environment of mutual support and respect for others. Differences in ethnicity, culture, and socioeconomic status are valued organizational assets. Diversity of individual backgrounds and points of view are affirmed and respected.