Culture and Mission
Our people give our mission life and meaning.
A vibrant, supportive culture is essential to advancing our mission to heal humankind.
We strive to provide an environment where connections thrive, where resources lead to innovation, and where every member of our community feels empowered to leverage their unique abilities to advance our shared goals.
We are a diverse and collaborative community of innovators, educators, healthcare providers, and life-long learners committed to creating world leaders.
"We have the great opportunity at UCLA to work together in teams. Not just the faculty and researchers, but also trainees, staff and administrators. That allows us to accomplish so much."
What is the DGSOM Cultural North Star?
Values that unite us
We believe that a strong organizational culture is critical to our ability to achieve our mission and vital to our well-being and cohesion as a community. The Cultural North Star helps us build and maintain an inclusive, mission-driven culture by mapping our decisions, actions, and interactions to a shared framework.
Make Things Better
Helena Hansen, MD, PhD, Keith C. Norris, MD, PhD, and Peter Tontonoz, MD, PhD, have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
Do What’s Right
Mitigating racism in academic medicine through the Anti-Racism in Medical Education Project.