About the School of Medicine

2014 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

Arthur KellermannThe Dean of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Dr. Arthur Kellermann, frequently refers to the Hébert School of Medicine as “America’s Medical School.” He notes that unlike other schools of medicine and health sciences universities accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, USU is explicitly sponsored by the citizens of the United States, is operated by the U.S. government, engages a national network of military teaching hospitals and faculty, and draws students from across the country to prepare them to serve around the world. As the influence of USU expands — not only throughout military health care but civilian health care as well — the value of its products increases as well.

“The scientific and clinical discoveries we produce and the clinician-leaders we educate for the Medical Corps of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Public Health Service are not only having an enormous impact on federal health care, but American health care overall,” Kellermann noted.

Military Health Workforce

“I was at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and saw the beginning of USU. Over the years — at Johns Hopkins University and elsewhere — I knew USU leadership and had great respect for the institution. When President Rice — who I had worked with and respected — asked me to serve on the Board of Regents, I was impressed that Dr. Rice was doing this — and decided to join. I understand how essential it is to create a military health workforce. USU students are different from those trained and educated in civilian institutions. They know the vocabulary and behavior. They work as teams across professions, they are well prepared and highly disciplined, and they understand leadership and chain of command.”

Michael Johns

Dr. Michael Johns
Member, Board of Regents
Interim Executive Vice President
for Medical Affairs, University of Michigan Medical Center