College of Medicine Mission
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the people of Texas through excellence in education, research and health care delivery.
College of Medicine Vision
Our vision is to develop the innovators and leaders in medicine and biomedical research who will transform American medicine in the 21st century.
College of Medicine Values
Our actions and decisions are guides by these values:
- Selfless Service
College of Medicine Priorities
Our key strategic planning priorities are:
- Teaching and Learning
- Primary Care and Rural Medicine
- Interdisciplinary Research
- Financial Stability
The Texas A&M College of Medicine is committed to the important role of diversity in the training of future medical professionals. We believe diversity enhances our ability to provide care and serve communities across a broad range of racial and ethnic groups and is critical for the amelioration of disparities in health care. Commitment to diversity requires the identification, recruitment, selection, matriculation and graduation of qualified medical students from different racial, ethnic and/or disadvantaged backgrounds. These efforts, in turn, will increase the number of physicians available to serve the nation's burgeoning minority and underserved populations while raising the general cultural competence of all physicians. Furthermore, we believe diversity is not solely limited to race and ethnicity, but also encompasses talents, life skills and special attributes.
For recruitment and programmatic purposes, the college specifically intends to achieve recruitment, retention and graduation of medical and graduate students from different racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
It is the policy of the Texas A&M College of Medicine that no person shall be denied admission nor graduation on the basis of any disability, provided that the person demonstrates the abilities to meet the minimum standards set forth herein. Standards are developed as criteria to achieve the Doctor of Medicine degree in preparation for post-graduate training in any of the varied fields of medicine, and for licensure as a practicing physician. Further, the safety of the patient, on whom the medical education process is largely focused, must be guarded as the final and ultimate consideration. Therefore, it is not only reasonable, but also essential for good patient care, to require minimum standards for the education of physicians.
The College of Medicine recognizes that certain student disabilities can be accommodated without compromising the standards required by the college and the integrity of the curriculum. The College of Medicine is committed to the development of innovative and creative ways of opening the curriculum to competitive and qualified disabled candidates, while protecting the care of patients.
A detailed copy of the Standards for Completion of the Curriculum may be obtained from:
Texas A&M University College of Medicine
Office of Student Affairs and Admissions
Room 159, Reynolds Medical Building
College Station, TX 77843-1114