About the School

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To educate physicians and health professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia.


To be a recognized leader in educating primary care, rural and community-based health professionals by

  • improving access to quality health care for Georgia residents

  • enhancing the health status of Georgia residents

  • providing an outstanding medical and health sciences education in an environment that emphasizes professionalism, achievement, discovery, diversity, and inclusion.

Core Mission Areas

Teaching - Excellence in educational programs that graduate caring, compassionate, competent health professionals

Scholarly Activity and Research - Discovering new knowledge, integrating and applying knowledge to improve the health status of Georgians

Clinical Care - Providing high quality, patient-centered, cost effective health care services

Community Service - Reaching out and partnering with neighborhoods and communities

Core Values

Collaboration - Working together and respecting each other’s contributions

Compassion - Showing empathy and concern for the well-being of others

Competence - Demonstrating mastery of skills of one’s profession or vocation

Excellence - Performing at the highest level and exceeding the expectations of those we serve

Integrity - Unwavering adherence to a professional and ethical code of conduct

Respect and Honesty - Conducting ourselves in a manner that demonstrates the value of each individual

Service - Offering our talents and skills toward betterment of our communities