Mission and Vision

The Purpose of the University

The purpose of the California University of Science and Medicine is to develop and operate a health and life sciences university, including colleges, a research institute and a graduate school of medicine, to educate future physicians and medical support personnel and conduct medical research and/or work with research organizations to further the science and art of medicine. Additionally, the University may engage in any activities that are reasonably related to or in furtherance of its stated purposes.

Vision Statement

To establish a school of medicine that inspires, motivates and empowers students to become excellent and caring physicians, scientists, and leaders, advance the art and science of medicine through research, improve the health of its community, shares innovative curriculum and advances best practices in medical education globally, and facilitates a medical education to promising minority and disadvantaged students, especially from California and the Inland Empire.

Mission Statement

To advance the art and science of medicine through innovative medical education, research, and compassionate healthcare delivery in an inclusive environment that advocates critical thinking, creativity, integrity, and professionalism.

Values (CAL MED)

Community - Focused

Committed to educating future physicians who will embrace the responsibility for improving the health and health care needs of minority and underserved communities and be advocates for the elimination of health disparities.


Accept individual and collective responsibility to direct education, research and service activities to address the priority health concerns that span from the local to the global community.


Create positive change in educational policy and processes in order to develop and train competent physicians who, through the demonstration of empathy and care for their patients, will occupy leadership roles in the practice of medicine at all levels.


Inspire, shape and mold the character of students through dedicated faculty and creative and innovative teaching methods.


Achieve consistent outstanding levels of performance which exceed the expectations of our students while upholding the highest standards of ethical behavior, intellectual honesty and professional conduct.


Promote, cultivate and respect ethnic, intellectual, social and cultural diversity of students, faculty and patients in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment.

Diversity Statement

Diversity is one of our Core Values at CUSM School of Medicine. We will promote, cultivate, and respect the ethnic, intellectual, social, and cultural diversity of students, faculty, and patients in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment.

CUSM School of Medicine welcomes students from diverse educational, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. We support all efforts to promote the richness of our cultures on campus. We embrace a culture in which everyone is valued regardless of age, race, ethnicity, language, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion, socioeconomic status, and geographic origins.

CUSM School of Medicine leadership acknowledges the acute need to remove barriers to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of the historically underrepresented, marginalized populations. The innovative clinical presentation curriculum emphasizes public health, population health, global health and affordable, accessible care for all. The training of culturally competent healthcare providers requires a multicultural milieu in which diversity is deeply valued and encouraged.