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Mission

To provide learning centered educational programs and career development opportunities for healthcare students in support of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services.

Vision

To be a model learning centered educational system providing a continuum and breadth of education and professional development to promote health in the Los Angeles community.

Values

To aid us in achieving our mission and vision we believe:

  • Education is an indispensable component of high quality and safe patient centered care
  • Education is a dynamic, life long process that promotes and maximizes both personal and professional development
  • Our priority is to respond to the educational needs of our students, the LAC+USC Medical Center, Department of Health Services and the community
  • Learning activities that provide for freedom of inquiry, self-discovery and sharing of ideas are conducive to individual growth
  • The teaching-learning process is a reciprocal relationship between learner and teacher, which maximizes learner autonomy, and is effective when achievement of learning outcomes is demonstrated
  • The climate of learning is enhanced when the dignity and worth of individuals with different abilities, learning styles, support systems and cultural and ethnic backgrounds are recognized
  • Ongoing evaluation of our performance and openness to change are essential as programs grow, technology improves, student needs change and learning methods evolve
  • Teamwork promotes flexibility, collaboration, innovation, and networking
  • Integrity, professionalism, and respect are inherent to our relationships with each other, our students, our partners and the community
  • Fiscal responsibility is vital to ensuring the maximum benefit from DHS resources.