The challenges of practicing medicine in this rapidly changing world are vast. Uniformed physicians face even greater obstacles in this modern era. They must care for the wounded, often, under trying circumstances. Preparing both the doctor and the officer requires a special kind of medical school.
The F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine blends a traditional health sciences curriculum with specialized education and training. This approach cultivates innovative doctors.
The USU graduates are adept at providing quality health care in a broad range of settings. Our focus on preventative medicine, infectious disease and operational readiness prepares our graduates for the unique challenges of military and public health medicine. They are ready for duty on the frontlines and in treatment facilities around the world. This distinct group of men and women take on such diverse and far-reaching responsibilities because they are committed to advancing medicine and serving the nation. These are the driving forces behind choosing USU.
To provide these future doctors with an outstanding education, the School of Medicine is committed to fostering an environment of collaboration and discovery. Students learn from civilian and military faculty in disciplines spanning the biomedical spectrum.
Staying on the cutting edge of medical education is a top priority for USU. The School of Medicine is presently engaged in several initiatives to make USU an even better place to learn. Among these efforts, the curriculum is being revised to form an even tighter link between the basic and clinical sciences while still maintaining its military blueprint.
Our School of Medicine is a true innovator because we are part of a mission greater than medicine alone.
Larry Laughlin, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean of the F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine