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UIWSOM’s mission is to empower all members of the medical education community to achieve
               academic, professional and personal success and develop a commitment to lifelong learning
               through excellence in learner–centered, patient-focused education, justice-based research and
               meaningful partnerships of osteopathic clinical service across the spectrum of medical education
               (UME/GME/CME).  The development and application of osteopathic principles of medicine
               across four years of physician training will promote culturally, linguistically and community
               responsive care for all patients to enhance patient safety and improve patient outcomes.

               UIWSOM Vision Statement
               The UIWSOM vision is to transform learning communities in order to impact civic engagement,
               education, health and health care in the global community.

               UIWSOM Values Statements
               INTEGRITY                    UIWSOM aspires to meet the highest ethical and moral standards
                                            in everything that we do, in keeping with the mission of the Sisters
                                            of Charity and the University of the Incarnate Word.

               STEWARDSHIP                  Faculty and learners safeguard human and economic resources
                                            entrusted to us and to use them in a responsible manner.

               RESPECT                      Faculty and learners embrace diversity, treating all people,
                                            cultures, and communities with dignity and fairness.

               SOCIAL
               ACCOUNTABILITY               UIWSOM is dedicated to research, education and service efforts
                                            that respond to the priority health concerns of our communities,
                                            particularly those who cannot protect their own interests and are
                                            most vulnerable to disparities in health outcomes.

               COMPASSION                   Faculty and learners demonstrate empathy and sensitivity in all our
                                            interactions with others; respond with genuine concern and desire
                                            to alleviate suffering and promote social justice.

               TRANSFORMATION               UIWSOM seeks to transform our learners through community
                                            engagement initiatives that provide opportunities for meaningful
                                            interactions and dialogue that advances their perspective of social
                                            justice in health and illness.

               Operating Principles
               UIWSOM promotes interprofessional and interdisciplinary work in an educational
               environment.  UIWSOM believes in the transformative power of education as a vehicle to
               prepare learners to be conscientious global citizens, in service for the common good.

               Non-Discrimination Policy
               Discrimination and harassment are contradictory to the mission of UIW and will not be tolerated.
               UIW complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws, and does not engage
               in prohibited discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex,

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