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

Core Mission Areas

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

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY/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


To improve access to quality health care and enhance the health status of Georgia residents and to be a recognized leader in educating primary care, rural and community-based health professionals.

Endorsed by MUSM Board of Governors, November 15, 2002