2021-2022 Academic Catalog

School of Medicine (SOM)



The F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine is dedicated to preparing ethical, highly competent physicians who are committed to “caring for those in harm’s way,” and to providing exceptional care to all Military Health System beneficiaries. Specific goals include transforming incoming students into competent, caring, and compassionate uniformed services physicians, creating and fostering an environment of learning and investigative curiosity, and providing a setting that supports the development of true medical professionalism. The objectives of the School of Medicine are aligned with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) core competencies, and are organized into six broad categories: Medical and Population Health Knowledge; Interpersonal and Cross-Cultural Communication Skills; Patient Care; Practice-Based Learning and Improvement; Professionalism; Leadership Development, and Officership, and System-Based Practice. A detailed document (Tiered Goals and Objectives), illustrating how the various phases of the School of Medicine curriculum support attainment of these broad educational objectives can be viewed at: https://www.usuhs.edu/curriculum