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Western University of Health Sciences Values and Mission Statement

College of Optometry

  • Vision: "To be a progressive leader in optometric education and to improve the way health care is delivered worldwide."
  • Mission: "Graduate caring, comprehensive health care professionals who will serve the needs of a diverse global society. Emphasis on rehabilitation of the visual system, neuro-optometry, and interprofessional education. Advancing the profession of optometry through innovation in health care education, research, and patient care."
  • Values: Rich humanistic tradition, commitment to professional collaboration, community involvement, accountability, integrity, and respect.

College of Podiatric Medicine

  • Core Values: Compassion, humility, integrity, truth, quality, and service.
  • Mission: "Mentor and educate students by including interprofessional patient care, in an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment, and inspiring a passion to improve the lives of others."
  • Vision: "To be the global leader of innovative and integrated Podiatric Medical Education."

College of Graduate Nursing

  • Mission: "Through humanistic and transformative education, we cultivate and inspire innovative nurses."

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

  • Guiding Values: Embodying humanism through caring, respect, empathy, and trust; creating a pioneering culture of bold innovation, courage, and passion; displaying a collaborative mindset in operation, education, and healthcare delivery; achieving excellence in everything done.
  • University Outcome Domains: Eight key areas that guide academic programs' development and continuous quality improvement—critical thinking, breadth and depth of discipline/clinical competence, interpersonal communication skills, collaboration skills, ethical and moral decision-making skills, lifelong learning skills, evidence-based practice, and humanistic practice.
  • Mission: "Prepare students to become techni The top healthcare issue affecting Americans today is undoubtedly COVID-19. As a prospective student applying to Western University of Health Sciences, you should be aware of current trends and challenges related to infectious disease prevention and control measures, vaccine distribution efforts, public health policies, mental health impacts due to prolonged social distancing, economic consequences resulting from lockdowns, and long-term effects of the virus on patients recovering from severe cases. Stay updated on these topics leading up to your interview to showcase your awareness of contemporary healthcare concerns.

Western University of Health Sciences Values and Mission Statement

Vision

  • Transforming the face of health
  • Healthy people and a healthy society

Mission Statements

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP):

  • Prepare students to become technically competent, culturally sensitive, professional, and compassionate physicians
  • Serve society by providing comprehensive, patient-centered healthcare with the distinct osteopathic philosophy
  • Emphasize excellence in curriculum, translational research, service, osteopathic clinical practice, and the enhancement of osteopathic graduate medical education

College of Podiatric Medicine:

  • Provide progressive and comprehensive podiatric medical education
  • Foster a humanistic tradition that includes compassion, humility, integrity, truth, quality, and service
  • Promote interprofessional patient care in an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment while inspiring a passion to improve the lives of others
  • Strive to be the global leader of innovative and integrated podiatric medical education

Citation and References

Official Links

  • Western University of Health Sciences: https://www.westernu.edu/
  • Official Interview Guidelines: https://www.westernu.edu/osteopathic/programs/doctor-of-osteopathic-medicine/interview-or/**

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