Louisiana State University School of Medicine - New Orleans trains physicians and scientists in health care disciplines. The Medical School strives for excellence in medical education, research, and service through the following objectives:
Medical Education Mission Objectives
The undergraduate curriculum contains programs of study that enable students to become competent, caring physicians who can function in any healthcare system, continue self-education, and appreciate and evaluate medical research.
Graduate Medical Education programs and their support are important components of the educational mission. Graduates of specialty training programs will be skilled and knowledgeable in their chosen discipline and able to assume the responsibilities of a practicing physician.
Training programs of the school assess and adjust to changing physician work force needs of the state.
Research Mission Objectives
Medical education and research are related pursuits. Academic excellence in research heightens the intellectual atmosphere, develops new knowledge, and transmits current information for the benefit of all constituencies.
The Medical School provides adequate facilities for trainee and faculty research including support areas such as the library, animal care, and computer services. Long term planning and acquisition of research funds are vigorously pursued to ensure research growth.
Service Mission Objectives
The school provides a model of excellence in public and private medical care and community oriented programs. The school remains responsive to changing health care systems and trends.
Patient care activities are important to all school missions. Personal practice supports and maintains the clinical skills of faculty and expands opportunities for undergraduate and graduate teaching and research.
The school develops community outreach programs that provide educational and service opportunities and enhance the quality of life of constituent communities.