Since accepting its first class in 1970, the primary responsibility of the School of Medicine is to provide today's students with an accessible, comprehensive and personally rewarding medical education of the highest quality and one which optimally prepares them to excel as tomorrow's physi-cians; caring, competent, productive and self-fulfilled in their chosen career serving a diversity of patients, communities and the health sciences. The school is com-mitted to training in the full range of medical disciplines, with empha-sis on practice in the primary care specialties, in the public sector and in underserved areas of Massachu-setts. The School of Medicine is one of 14 centers in the nation to have been awarded the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Physician Initiative grant, supporting training in the primary care disciplines.
The educational mission is enhanced by accredited residency and fellowship programs, some 100 continuing education programs for the region's health care professionals, cooperative degree programs with area colleges and universities, and community-based educa-tion programs emphasizing ambulatory care and the needs of underserved communities and populations.
A formal set of goals and objectives has been approved by the Board of Trustees and can be viewed as a PDF file. (81 kb)