Institutional Policy: GA-02

Category
General Administration
Subject
Institutional Mission Statement
Effective
February 1, 1990
Updated
March 26, 2015

GA 02-1. Authority

1.1

W. Va. Code § 18B-1-6

1.2

W. Va. Code R. § 133-4

GA 02-2. Policy

The mission of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) is to educate students from diverse backgrounds as lifelong learners in osteopathic medicine and complementary health related programs; to support and develop graduate medical education training; to advance scientific knowledge through academic, clinical and basic science research; and to promote patient-centered, evidence based medicine. WVSOM is dedicated to serve, first and foremost, the state of West Virginia and the health care needs of its residents, emphasizing primary care in rural areas.