The vision of the School of Health Sciences is to become one of the leading contributors to the health and well being of the people of New York and the surrounding region. Through leadership in health programs, clinical education, research and scholarship by faculty and students, the School also endeavors to make outstanding contributions to the body of knowledge of the health professions and the community.
The School of Health Sciences is an integral part of the Graduate Division of Touro College and shares in the College's mission to perpetuate and enrich the Jewish heritage, to support the Jewish community, as well as to serve the general community in keeping with the historic Judaic commitment to intellectual inquiry and social justice.
The School of Health Sciences was established to embody the universal aspect of the College's mission by offering professional and graduate programs in the medical and health sciences. The School emphasizes academic achievement within a supportive and caring learning environment.
The mission of the School of Health Sciences is to provide programs in a broad range of health professions and the medical sciences, and to produce graduates who will have a significant influence on the health of their communities. The academic mission of the School of Health Sciences is characterized by the pursuit of academic rigor and integrity, excellence in instruction, intellectual accomplishment, research, and service to communities. The learning environment, balancing academic tradition with innovation, is conducive to the exchange of ideas, encouraging scholarship and respect for, and appreciation of, differing viewpoints.
The Goals of the School of Health Sciences
The programs offered at the School of Health Sciences reflect the stated goals of Touro College in that they:
- promote academic and clinical excellence in the health sciences
- foster ethical values and humanistic ideals of service
- foster critical thinking and analytical competencies
- foster effective communication
- foster leadership skills
- promote lifelong learning and scholarly contributions through the development of information literacy and research skills
- produce graduates who will contribute to the betterment of society through health promotion, disease prevention and the healing arts