Health Sciences
2012-2013 University Calendar

7 Faculty of Medicine : 7.1 The Faculty : 7.1.4 Mission Statement

The Faculty of Medicine affirms the mission of McGill University as follows:
The advancement of learning through teaching, scholarship and service to society: by offering to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students the best education available; by carrying out scholarly activities judged to be excellent when measured against the highest international standards; and by providing service to society in those ways for which we are well suited by virtue of our academic strengths.
Within this context, the mission of the Faculty of Medicine is to pursue internationally significant scholarship and to provide undergraduate, graduate and professional programs of the highest academic quality so that we may contribute to the well-being of humankind.
We affirm the following objectives in order to accomplish our ­mission:
1. Education
The health care professionals who are graduates and trainees of the Faculty will be well-prepared to address the present and future health needs of the Canadian population. They will be oriented to preserving health, technically competent, adept at solving problems, capable of functioning as part of a multi-disciplinary team and committed to life-long learning, both for themselves and their patients. They will exhibit ethical behaviour and compassion in dealing with patients, restraint in using health resources, and an inquiring attitude towards the mechanisms of health and disease. Finally, our programs will be rooted in a scholarship of education designed to the development and exploitation of modern pedagogical techniques.
2. Research
The Faculty’s research programs will contribute to the understanding of the basic mechanisms of health and disease and develop and evaluate clinical interventions to address health care needs. The research will emphasize collaboration between basic and clinical sciences, and between members of our Faculty and researchers in other disciplines. The Faculty will encourage and support outstanding research trainees and research training programs. Our research will encompass the scholarship of discovery and integration.
3. Service
Members and trainees of the Faculty will provide exemplary, scientifically-based health services to the McGill target population and will participate actively in national and international professional organizations. Our stance will encompass a scholarship of application, the aim of which is to ensure that available and new knowledge are used to improve the care and well-being of society.

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