The Azrieli Faculty of Medicine trains leading physicians and researchers and conducts meaningful research, with an emphasis on contributing to human health, multiculturalism, and integrating diverse populations, creating a sense of commitment to promoting health in the community, in Israel and in the Galilee. All of this, while developing scientific and medical leadership, as a way to advance human knowledge and health.
The Faculty’s administrative and academic staff, its students, and graduates are to be professional, humane, modest, honest, sensitive to injustice and impartiality, committed to exemplary personal behavior, and with their excellent communication skills, active partners in academic life, contributing to the community, and will act in accordance with the code of ethics, flawlessly. Faculty members will be inquisitive, leaders in their field, dedicated to the students, contributors to the management of the Faculty, the medical-scientific community and society, creative teachers with up-to-date knowledge for the education of the future generation.
- Excellence and professionalism. The Azrieli Faculty of Medicine adheres to the spirit of innovation and initiative and is committed to creating and cultivating an environment that encourages learning and discovery, excellence in teaching and the use of innovative teaching methods. Physicians who graduate from the Faculty will be creative, enabling them to offer excellent evidence-based medical treatment as well as teaching that will inspire the future generations of students, interns and specialists. Researchers who graduate from the Faculty will be groundbreaking and excellent, with vision and creative thinking. As part of the spirit of excellence, emphasis is placed on non-stop self-study, for the purpose of continuous self-improvement. All Faculty graduates will be professional, working under the highest of standards including precision, reliability, cooperation, internalization of lessons learned, and continuous learning. As the Rambam wrote in his Physician’s Prayer: “Grant me the wisdom to listen to the voice of the genuine wise of my art who strive to instill knowledge, as the field of wisdom is abundant and wide.”
- Humanism in Medicine: Addressing the suffering of patients and improving their quality of life will be the Faculty’s spotlight, for all graduates. All of this emphasizes the importance of providing care based on compassion, respect for human dignity and the autonomy of patients, which takes into account the social, cultural and emotional contexts in which the patients and their families find themselves. Commitment to this value draws its deep inspiration from another verse in the prayer to the Maimonides physician that connects the love of the profession with the love of humanity: " Put in my heart love for my art and for your creation.”
- Social and environmental responsibility and leadership. Graduates of the Faculty will understand their important role as physicians in promoting health and especially with regard to patients from disadvantaged populations and/or those with limited access to basic health services. They will strive for fairness in health and social justice, paying attention to the behavioral, social, and environmental aspects affecting health. The graduates of the Faculty will know how to identify these factors and work to promote the health of the population, to assimilate the values of the Faculty in the institutions in which they will work in the future, and if possible, take an active part in leading organizations influencing science and medicine.
- Promoting the Galilee. The location of the Faculty of Medicine calls for it to strive to make revolutionary change in the Galilee, with an emphasis on the quality of health services provided to Galilee residents as part of the values of promoting health and social equality and the advancement of the State of Israel. The Faculty will work to continuously improve the quality of medical services in the affiliated hospitals and the local community, to study aspects of health and patients in populations living in the Galilee, to actively promote preventive medicine, health promotion and the environment throughout the Galilee. The Faculty will encourage its faculty, students, and graduates to live in the Galilee, striving to create an affinity between the students and the Galilee during the studies that will lead them to settle in the area after they graduate. Faculty members will be an integral part of community life, will contribute to the economy, and will be involved in science education.
- Promoting gender and multicultural equity, and integrating diverse populations. Based on the principle of equality, social justice and the pursuit of academic excellence, the Faculty will work to promote equality for all of its population groups, and prevent discrimination of any kind on a gender, national, or religious basis. The Faculty will work to correct historical gender inequality in managerial positions, composition of committees, academic, and administrative staff. As part of its efforts to strive for excellence, the Faculty will place special emphasis on removing gender and sectoral barriers that may affect the personal ability of a student or faculty member to achieve excellence in studies, research, service, and teaching while at the Faculty, and later in professional life. The Faculty strives to be the leader in the country in gender and multicultural equality.