Mission StatementIndDEC’s primary purpose as a training organization is the creation, dissemination, preservation, and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, IndDEC is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: we value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of our pursuits, we strive at once for excellence and diversity, recognizing that openness and inclusion produce true quality. These values underlie our three institutional responsibilities.
Learning and teaching are guided by the belief that students and their teachers belong to a community of medical professionals. This community is dedicated to providing evidence based treatment to society. All members of the community are engaged together in discovering and advancing knowledge and practice. Learning occurs not only in the classroom but also through engagement in communities and organizations beyond the institute.
We are committed to assuring excellence within a wide range of disciplines and professions, while also encouraging investigation across disciplinary boundaries. In so doing, advancing knowledge, addressing pressing societal needs and creating alumni enriched by diverse perspectives in which all individuals can flourish.
IndDEC reaches beyond campus boundaries to establish partnerships locally and globally. We seek to serve society through both teaching and service, to educate successive generations of leaders, and to pass on to students a renewable set of skills and commitment to social engagement.
IndDEC endeavors to integrate education, research and service, so that each enriches and extends the others. This integration promotes academic excellence and nurtures innovation and scholarly development.