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A Single Mission for Academic Medicine

A Single Mission for Academic Medicine COMMENTARY Improving Health for individual patients and populations. These activities have Paul G. Ramsey, MD waxed and waned in relationship to one another in aca- Edward D. Miller, MD demic settings, with clinical care predominating prior to the Flexnerian era, giving way to a research focus after World ISSION STATEMENTS CAPTURE AND EXPRESS THE War II, and again shifting to clinical care in recent years as 3,7 heart and soul of an organization. Mission may public support for academic health centers has declined. be defined around function—a statement or Education has maintained a constant, if sometimes tenu- Mdeclaration of fundamental purpose or stra- ous, role in the academic health center. tegic direction. A mission statement may offer the organi- These 3 activities are connected and interdependent in zation’s definition of vision and values, or it may articulate fundamental ways that are, at their core, independent of fi- an inner calling or vocation to pursue an activity or per- nances. Medical students learn the foundations of basic sci- form a service. In all cases, mission statements ultimately ence from researchers; medical students and residents learn attempt to answer one question: What does an institution their clinical skills under the tutelage http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

A Single Mission for Academic Medicine

JAMA , Volume 301 (14) – Apr 8, 2009

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2009 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2009.472
pmid
19351945
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Abstract

COMMENTARY Improving Health for individual patients and populations. These activities have Paul G. Ramsey, MD waxed and waned in relationship to one another in aca- Edward D. Miller, MD demic settings, with clinical care predominating prior to the Flexnerian era, giving way to a research focus after World ISSION STATEMENTS CAPTURE AND EXPRESS THE War II, and again shifting to clinical care in recent years as 3,7 heart and soul of an organization. Mission may public support for academic health centers has declined. be defined around function—a statement or Education has maintained a constant, if sometimes tenu- Mdeclaration of fundamental purpose or stra- ous, role in the academic health center. tegic direction. A mission statement may offer the organi- These 3 activities are connected and interdependent in zation’s definition of vision and values, or it may articulate fundamental ways that are, at their core, independent of fi- an inner calling or vocation to pursue an activity or per- nances. Medical students learn the foundations of basic sci- form a service. In all cases, mission statements ultimately ence from researchers; medical students and residents learn attempt to answer one question: What does an institution their clinical skills under the tutelage

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 8, 2009

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