The mission and culture of Georgetown University School of Medicine define it and distinguish it as an institution.

The School of Medicine is heir to the Jesuit traditions of care of the sick and commitment to service and social justice. It embodies the university’s dedication to the pursuit of knowledge in service of the community.

The Georgetown medical experience is centered in cura personalis — care for a person’s psychological, spiritual, social well-being in addition to their physical well-being. It lays the groundwork for the intellectual and ethical formation of physician-healers committed to the clinically competent care and well-being of their patients and dedicated to the health needs of the underserved in our society.

The result is a community of scholars and healers who are challenged to achieve their personal potential; dedicated to healing the individual patient; committed to serving the healthcare needs of the community and advocating for those who have no voice in our society.