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Mission, Vision, Guiding Principles & Values

Our Mission

The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine educates a diverse osteopathic physician workforce committed to improving the quality and access to healthcare in underserved communities.

¡Para la gente y el futuro! For the people and the future!

Our Vision

The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine will be celebrated for preparing culturally competent physicians dedicated to serving the Southwest, particularly among its Native American and Hispanic populations, and further extending locally and nationally to all underrepresented communities served by the College.

Our Guiding Principles

  1. The College will achieve and maintain accreditation for its academic program(s) through appropriate accrediting bodies.
  2. The College provides an evidence-based osteopathic medical education program that enables students to demonstrate the knowledge and competencies required to enter graduate medical education and the practice of osteopathic medicine.
  3. The College embraces diversity that fosters inclusiveness and cultural awareness among all learners and educators with the ultimate goal to increase diversity in the regional physician workforce.
  4. The College prepares students to effectively address the health needs of diverse populations, with emphasis on the southwest border region, particularly among Hispanic and Native American populations.
  5. The College supports faculty and students in their efforts to advance knowledge by creating an atmosphere of inquiry and discovery that inspires excellence in scholarship and medical practice.
  6. The College supports the establishment of a healthcare culture that promotes osteopathic principles of wellness and prevention.
  7. The College develops new graduate medical education (GME) opportunities with special emphasis on primary care and physician retention in the region.


  1. Service
  2. Excellence
  3. Community
  4. Inclusion
  5. Integrity