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School of Medicine Admissions

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USU’s F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine is the leadership academy for the military and national health system; it offers a unique program and has an extraordinary mission. Students on USU’s campus learn to care for those in harm's way and assume the mantle of military, national and international health leaders.

The best, brightest, most creative and most diverse thinkers and doers are needed to carry out this incredibly important charge. As a result, the School of Medicine seeks individuals of integrity, from all walks of life and backgrounds, who are passionate about selflessly serving those in harm's way and their families in war and peace; it further seeks those students dedicated to becoming the future clinicians, leaders, and scholars of the nation's medical force.

Navigating the course of military and public health medicine is a challenging experience. For this reason, the breadth and depth of the USU curriculum is far reaching. A formula combining education in basic science and clinical medicine with innovative training exercises nurtures the future leaders and skilled physicians of USU.

By graduation, students are able to perform with confidence under difficult circumstances anywhere in the world. They become part of a calling greater than medicine alone. They become ambassadors for the military and national health system everywhere they go; they become a part of the rich pageant of America's military medical tradition, carrying out President Lincoln's charge in his second inaugural address:

"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations." USU recently celebrated its 40th Anniversary. USU’s commemorating video of its past, present and future can be found here: USU Story


USU’s F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine believes that a diverse student body provides unparalleled educational benefits to each member of its medical school class. As the leadership academy for the military and national health system, the School of Medicine brings together students across various geographical, educational, racial, cultural, and experiential backgrounds. 

As you take your seat among your fellow classmates, you will find those who come from physician families, others who represent the first generation in their family to attend college, some who are immigrants who have been recently nationalized, and those who have deep roots in their communities. You will be sitting among students who have always wanted to be physicians, others who have impressive research credentials and still others who are coming to medicine after a career elsewhere. 

For all our differences though, the common thread you will find among all of our students is a commitment to serve others; your fellow students have been volunteers with the Peace Corps, educators for Teach for America, builders with Habitat for Humanity, and serving hands for homeless outreaches. They have given back to their communities and are now looking for an opportunity to give back to their nation…and their world. The unique military and medical community that they create generates camaraderie crucial to helping diversity thrive. 

The USU F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine welcomes potential students of all backgrounds to apply; service to the nation is a duty and honor that knows no regional, educational, racial, cultural or socioeconomic boundaries. To learn more, click here.