About the School of Medicine

About the School of Medicine

Mission Statement

The F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine is the Nation's federal school of medicine and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during periods of peace and war. We provide the Nation with health professionals dedicated to career service in the Department of Defense and the United States Public Health Service and with scientists who serve the common good. We serve the uniformed services and the Nation as a premier school of medicine with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation; we are unique in relating these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness.

Vision Statement

The F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine is the Nation's medical school, recognized as the leader in the education of physicians and scientists to care for those in harm's way in a rapidly evolving global frontier.

Our Four Core Values

1As an entity of the U.S. Government, the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine is governed by a range of federal laws and regulations, U.S. Department of Defense instructions and policies promulgated by the President of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. 

In addition to this legal, regulatory and policy framework, we hold ourselves to an ethical framework as well. The School’s leadership embraces four core values that guide our decisions and actions on a daily basis. Three of them appear, in one form or the other, in the creeds of the services that sustain our University. The fourth is an essential quality of any institution of higher learning.