The Cultural North Star is a school-wide initiative that embodies who we are and why we're here.
As the youngest top-10 medical school in the nation, we are a groundbreaking community of problem solvers, caregivers, innovators, and lifelong learners with a noble mission—to heal humankind by delivering leading-edge research, education, patient care, and community engagement.
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.
Do What’s Right
We are united by our shared mission of advancing science and medicine
We work together to eliminate inequity
We are grounded in ethics and data
We balance the short and long term effects of our actions
Make Things Better
We come to work to make an impact
We are constantly curious
We seek out diverse voices
We embrace failures as opportunities to learn
We are strongest when we show empathy
We have the courage to be honest
We listen to understand
We engage in dialogue even when we disagree
Building a strong organizational culture takes more than message points. It takes an active effort, every day, from every member of our organization.
We all know those people who go above and beyond — who see a challenge as an opportunity, who remain kind and collaborative in the face of conflict, who exemplify the Cultural North Star in their work, actions, and interactions. Take a moment to recognize them!