About the School of Medicine

About the School of Medicine

Mission Statement

The F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences is the nation’s Federal school of medicine. We educate, train, and comprehensively prepare uniformed military and U.S. Public Health Service physicians, as well as uniformed and civilian public health practitioners, psychologists and biomedical scientists to support our nation’s military and public health systems, the National Security and National Defense Strategies of the United States, and the readiness of our Uniformed Services.

Vision Statement

As “America’s Medical School,” we aspire to be our nation’s preeminent institution for educating physicians, public health practitioners, clinical psychologists and biomedical scientists to serve the United States as expert clinicians, innovators and leaders in times of peace and war.

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.